I am not talking about the white person with the Cherokee ancestor, that has been talked about and is rightfully called out. But, it bothers me when people who are not white appropriate indigenous identity. This is not called out near enough.
I saw this on Facebook today and it made my fucking blood boil:
Yes, that is a South Asian claiming to be indigenous. It fucking pissed me off to no end. I mean, it bothers me when black people call themselves "indigenous people"... I met some San people while in South Africa and I can tell you, the end of apartheid didn't change shit for them except the skin colour of their oppressors, so it bothers me when black people do it... but a South Asian doing it is, I'm sorry, 10,000 times worse. Like, I saw this post hours ago and I am still fuming mad about it, blood pressure up, can't sleep, the whole nine yards.
India actually has Indigenous Peoples.... the Indian government, which represents his people, treats them like shit. I mean, all the shit that the US and Canada has done, it doesn't hold a candle to what India has done and is presently doing to the Jarawa and Onge in the Andaman Islands. This like... I can't sleep over this. I am so pissed off.
I mean, I didn't read the complaint from the lady he shared the post from, I am sure she is a nice lady and I'm sorry she experienced racism, but he crossed the line by calling her an "Indigenous woman".
And, I have seen this asshole on Facebook, can't fucking stand him.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2020 2:22:08 GMT -4 by Souriquois
There is an international definition of "Indigenous Peoples" and he doesn't fit it. He's of the dominant culture in India.
India itself has indigenous people, protected by the constitution, but their human rights have been violated by Modi's right-wing Hindu nationalist government.
He's calling himself "indigenous" for woke points.
But today I am seeing other Indians call him out for his caste privilege as well as his sexism and IT IS GLORIOUS lol
I remember one of my English professors telling us about the international Indigenous concept. He had us write papers on minority indigenous groups from our ancestral countries.
Yeah, India is shitty when it comes to indigenous rights, not that I can say Mexico or US is much better, but the focus is on this idiot at the moment.
Yeah I've been watching this idiot crap all over anti-racism spaces on Facebook for months now. The guy is just... nuts.
Oh but he claims he's autistic... of course , they all do. I doubt he ever got a professional diagnosis, he just wants to use it as an excuse to be a dick. Just like dickheads on the Internet usually do.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2020 17:35:14 GMT -4 by Souriquois