Saturday, 20 September 2014


Mahatma Gandhi is a man who is widely praised and remembered for his mission for freedom and Liberation. His influence on Martin Luther King Jr. is often spoken about in mainstream education but what they never tell you is that Gandhi DID NOT LIKE nor RESPECT BLACK PEOPLE. He believed that Indians and their white oppressors were superior to Blacks. In fact, the word Mahatma means “Great Soul” so I am even reluctant to call him that. He is quoted several times referring to Africans as “Kaffirs”; a word that is equivalent to the “N” word. He believed that Africans were uncivilized savages BY NATURE and needed to be saved. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Gandhi described us as troublesome, very dirty, and living like animals. He had a serious problem with Africans living among his people and wanted the two to be segregated. In 1904, he would to protest the placing of Africans in his city saying, “Ours is one continued struggle sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir. Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian Location should be chosen for dumping down all the Kaffirs of the town passes my comprehension.” He believed it was the greatest form of disrespect for White people to consider Indians the same as Black People. It is very important that we see through some of the illusions that are thrown our way. Black people Stop praising Gandhi. Stop using his quotes. If he was still here, he would not be praising you.
Ghandi was a champion of the Hindu caste system. In which placed Ayran (lighter skinned indians) as superior to Dravidian Hindus (dark skinned Indians) they referred to as the untouchables. The Dravidians are the original inhabitants of the Indus Valley. The Aryan Hindus are a result of invasion. Written by @KingKwajo

1 comment:

  1. I understand why anyone would think that Gandhi is ignorant after reading this quote. But it is imporant to remember that he said this when he was very young. You cannot hold what he said in his youth against him for his whole life. As he got older he changed and became less ignorant. In his auto biography, he admits his many flaws and mistakes at his youth. He learned from his mistakes and flaws and grew to be a great man. He had no prejudice against Africans later in his life. If you want proof, read this letter he wrote.
    This letter shows that Gandhi changed when he got older. Though the quote you gave is true, it is part of his past when he had not yet devoted himself to a spiritual life.