Racism removed from its cultural context is the best kind of racism.
Extra stars for the butterfly at the end.
This was in the 1990's.
The Indians can be some of the most horrible racists around. But, to be fair, this is a nursery rhyme from Britain that India probably adopted due to colonial occupation. So, this one probably winds up on whitey again.
It's also the title of an Agatha Christie novel.
|Jet Bin Fever |
And you thought Mickey on the Railway had it bad!
the original 10 little indians?
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
Am I missing something? Like is this kind thing acceptable in India?
This isn't as bad as stuff I've seen in 80s Hong Kong comedies. At least there's no black face and rape jokes.
|Albuquerque Halsey |
Hubba hubba, she could play in my hive, nodimean?
THA SUGAH RAIN
Would. But in a really angry kind of way. Still: Would.
Song of the Subcontinent
I have had to explain to people from India why they should not refer to black people in America as "niggers." They didn't expect there could be a really strong reaction to such a common word.
FYI, "Ten Little Niggers" is the original title of the nursery rhyme, and the novel by Agatha Christie.
Ironically, it's title was changed to "Ten Little Indians" (would that have been more or less appropriate being sung by an Indian lady?) later down the line, and then to "And Then There Were None".
That being said, is it really racism if you don't know you're doing it?
Yes. Yes that is still racism. So deeply ingrained it can't even be acknowledged.
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