Victim of discrimination/racism
So, I went to an Indian restaurant for lunch. There was a deal with a big sign out front. This is the price for this meal. I said OK, I want that meal. The restaurant person said that is for Indians only.
OK... I didn't question it at first because I was in a hurry. But then I was like, uhhhh.
March 2nd, 2012 4:50pm
I don't think it was intentional. It was more a traditional indian dish I guess.
Did you insist on getting it?
Maybe he thought the taste wouldn't be appreciated by most non-Indians?
What was the meal?
March 2nd, 2012 4:52pm
Oh, probably monkey brain or cobra eyes or such.
March 2nd, 2012 4:52pm
You could have just said you were Indian?
March 2nd, 2012 4:53pm
He should totally try that.
March 2nd, 2012 4:57pm
Did they make you pay in advance before they would serve you?
March 2nd, 2012 8:17pm
It was a quick to go lunch. I noticed a special in the window. I asked for the special and was cock blocked.
March 2nd, 2012 8:19pm
You should send a white friend in there to try ordering as a non-indian and find out if this is actually a black thing.
I have heard that there are some places where restaurants have issues with black diners, whether because they are supposedly lousy tippers, or possibly other reasons.
March 2nd, 2012 9:07pm
Isn't this, like, the kind of thing that could get them shut down?
March 2nd, 2012 9:27pm
That's not very convincing actually.
Cannibal stereotypes are not necessarily racist. Like in the last Pirates of the Carribean movie they had cannibal stereotypes, but the audience knows it's not real. Likewise for sports drink ads.
March 2nd, 2012 10:08pm
I just picked a random, google Indian racism if you want more.
I also know from personal knowledge that anti-black racism is extremely widespread among Indians, especially those from East Africa.
March 2nd, 2012 10:33pm
I don't think my mum knows what facebook is.
She's never used it, except on my computer, when I've open my album to show her pictures. She probably doesn't even know that was facebook.
The google thing has been on lots of TV and newspapers. I'm sure she understood zero details. By if it's on TV and newspapers about them invading your privacy, then it must be serious.
March 2nd, 2012 10:38pm
Damn wrong thread.
March 2nd, 2012 10:38pm
March 3rd, 2012 12:53am
Not that I'm excusing the restaurant - but perhaps the meal deal was so weird or unpalatable to non-Indians that they would rather turn down all non Indians than have you come back and throw it in their face and want a refund because it looked like/tasted like/had the texture of mucous/feces/wet diapers. I'm serious, it might be something that is inherently gross to Americans.
March 3rd, 2012 2:42am
Yes, that was the fist thing that occurred to me also. Also, many Americans don't like very hot (spicy) curry, so it might be that.
March 3rd, 2012 6:14am
They should have made Bot sign a release of liability so he could order lunch.
March 3rd, 2012 1:17pm
Happened to me a few times, e.g. when buying cosmetics in oriental countries (the saleswomen guessed correctly that I wouldn't believe the rejuvenating properties of some filthy mud or roots). I also took it for racism at first :-)
On the other hand, I am often offered discounts by my compatriots in London.
March 3rd, 2012 2:49pm
"Lots of Indians are super-racist against black people."
I have heard a number of times from Indians that I have worked with that one of the driving factors is that they are very worried about being mistaken as being Black. The fear is so great they will go overboard to stress how sophisticated Indians are and how rich their culture is, and declare Africa as a continent of uneducated, violent, backward, unsophisticated and hopeless peoples.
Of course all of that born out of racism.
Don't even try to tell them "hey your skin tone is the same as an African-American". They will go ballistic.
In the Indian community it is common for parents tell their children to "lighten their race". In other words marry a light skinned Indian.
March 3rd, 2012 5:15pm
Do african americans have a caste system?
Do they burn their brides after collecting the dowry?
Is harlem beseiged with cholera?
Do african americans normally bury their dead by dumping the bodies in the Hudson?
March 3rd, 2012 5:18pm
There is a thing about fairness among Indians. And North Indians are also racist against South Indians (who tend to be darker and sound funny to North Indians). South Indians tend to not be to happy that North Indians dominate the government, and push Hindi language - that is why South Indian prefer English.
But that is separate from anti-black racism.
In India itself, I'm sure it's mostly ignorance and general prejudice. I've heard Indians compare say Indian villages to Africa, along the lines of criticizing Indian villagers, but saying it isn't as bad as Africa, at least they don't eat each other, and Indian villagers, and work and so on.
But also remember a lot of Indians in West countries came from Kenya, Uganda, etc., where, until recently, they were educated literate, rich merchants, doctors, business people, etc., and the blacks were illiterate farmers and manual workers.
March 3rd, 2012 5:37pm
Nice choice of words.
March 4th, 2012 2:16pm
March 4th, 2012 5:29pm
If an indian says that someone is fair, it typically means that the other person has fair skin.
March 5th, 2012 12:01pm