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Re: 'Untouchables' (was re: anti-Sanskritism and more)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 2, 2003, 23:05
Quoting Robert Jung <RobertMJung@...>:

> This is a bit off topic, but I thought I should say something... > > As I lerned from National Geographic's June 2003 issue, those cast sysstems > are actually what I'd call a form of racism, and I read about the problems > tens of millions of 'Untouchables' in India still face today... This is > really wrong, and I doubt you will dispute that. This doesn't mean I agree > with what the anti-Sanskrit scripture says, but I still think anti-castism is > a good thing. And if you don't agree that people shouldn't treat other people > like how most Untouchables are treated, then, well, I'm speechless with > horror. > > I follow Aung San Suu Kyi's story, and have learned about Nelson Mandela, and > other rights activists... and read Human Rights Watch reports etc. I know, > it's off-topic; but it still matters even though this isn't the Politics List > or something. > > [But when you bring up this anti-Sanskritism, the anti-castism is bound to be > brought up too, :) which is good so people can recognize the problem.] > > I hope yall will understand.
I'm not exactly getting your point; has anyone said anything suggestion he/she is not against caste-based discrimination? Andreas