Top Indian Educationalist Accused of Racism over Portrayal of Criminal ‘Negroes’

Dean Nelson, Telegraph (London), July 28, 2014

A leading Hindu educationalist supported by India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has been accused of racism over his portrayal of ‘negroes’ as violent, half-baked criminals in school text books.

In a series of books approved for schools in Gujarat earlier this year when Mr Modi was the state’s chief minister, ‘negroes’ and the British are compared to shoes, described as ‘undercooked rotis’ compared to Indians. In one excerpt a ‘negro’ is portrayed as a violent criminal to be thrashed and tied up like cattle.

According to the Indian Express, the books written by Dina Nath Batra, an 84-year-old former teacher and veteran campaigner against criticism of Hinduism, who has long been associated with the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh group.

His supporters successfully forced the publisher Penguin to pulp a book on Hinduism by the respected historian Wendy Doniger earlier this year because they were offended by its portrayal of their religion.

His descriptions of black people and foreigners as less civilized and worthy than Indians have emerged following a rise in racist attacks and sexual assaults against Africans living in India in the last year. A young Nigerian man was hacked to death in Goa last year by a mob and several African women were molested by an Indian residents’ group led by Delhi’s law minister earlier this year.

Campaigners said the same racism was clear in Mr Batra’s textbooks.

One of the books celebrates the beating of a “very strongly built negro” who tried to open a door during a flight.

“The pilot and the Indian together thrashed the negro and tied him up with rope. Like a tied buffalo, he frantically tried to escape but could not. The plane landed safely in Chicago. The negro was a serious criminal . . . and this brave Indian was an employee of Air India”, it explained.

Another book cites India’s late president Radhakrishnan telling a British man how his fellow countrymen were created by the Gods from uncooked rotis. “The second one (roti) stayed longer on the fire and the Negroes were born”. The Indians were made from the third when the Gods had mastered the method, it said.

Another tells the story of a Swami who was questioned because he wore Indian clothes but foreign shoes. “The place of the foreigner is here”, he explained.

Mnaya Davis, an African student leader in Delhi, said the portrayal of black people and foreigners was “medieval” and “racist”.

“We reject racism of any form. Such views on a particular community cannot be accepted in today’s India. Any racialism propagated on an institutional level will be detrimental to the Indian society and can create havoc in future,” he said.

Mr Batra was unavailable for comment.

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  • MekongDelta69

    “Narendra Modi has been accused of racism over his portrayal of ‘negroes’ as violent, half-baked criminals in school text books.”

    And the problem is…???

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Is anyone going to try and suggest they are NOT violent, half-baked criminals?

      • Oil Can Harry

        The Jamaicans aren’t. After a spliff they’re violent, TOTALLY baked criminals.

        • ElComadreja

          Isn’t it strange how pot has the opposite effect on them that it has on whites who generally “mellow out” under the influence?

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    “The second one (roti) stayed longer on the fire and the Negroes were born”

    Sounds like the joke I often heard and told — God said, “oops, I burned another one.”

  • propagandaoftruth

    In one excerpt a ‘negro’ is portrayed as a violent criminal to be thrashed and tied up like cattle.
    —————-

    We had things pretty much under control down South prior to 1960 too.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Note there seems to be no problem with the insult of the Brits.

    • Augustus3709

      Didn’t even catch that. Wow.

      …Maybe because it was national and not racial.

      • ElComadreja

        No, it’s because Brits are white.

  • RepubliKKKan-Teabag HillBilly

    Ah needz me an edumacayshun too. KKKan y’all help?

    • propagandaoftruth

      Ah needz me an edumacayshun too. KKKan y’all help?

      ————–

      Yeah? Really?

    • Kenner

      No. No one can help. 50 years, and nothing’s worked.

  • jane johnson

    Does anyone know what an “educationalist” is?

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      It sounds like a curry-eating-n-word term for “education minister”.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    I personally like the way the Hindus are putting heat on the negroes in their midst. Hacking and molesting may seem barbaric, but if the alternative is to be overrun by the bantus, then the Hindu has to do what he has to do. Stop the cancer by cutting it out before it spreads.

    • TruthBeTold

      African behavior is universal. Everyone sees it. We’re just not supposed to draw attention to it.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    How dare he notice the far greater propensity for committing acts of violence within the “knee-grow” race as compared to the Indian population? Doesn’t he know there is a world wide ban on noticing “knee-grow” behavior? In today’s backwards world it is a much greater offense to notice who is committing the crime, than the actual crime is itself.

    • LHathaway

      Unless it’s a white criminal, or white malfeasance, in which case, broadcasting this is job one. In this case, actually, the article points out it’s wrong to single out or stereotype ‘black crime’ but it has no problem whatsoever writing quite a bit about those who commit crimes against blacks. Sometimes it’s wrong and must be condemned. Other times (in this case at exactly the same time) apparently it’s just right.

  • none of your business

    It’s a common myth. The first model of a human was too pale so God kept the second one on the fire longer. That one was baked too dark and the third one was the perfect shade of tan.

    Educator or educationalist is the latest jargon for teacher or school administrator. I think they thought teacher was too blue collar working class and non professional.

  • none of your business

    It’s a common myth. The first model of a human was too pale so God kept the second one on the fire longer. That one was baked too dark and the third one was the perfect shade of tan.

  • M.

    Haha… An Arab writer said something similar a millenium ago:

    “A man of discernment said: the people of Iraq (…) do not come out with something between blonde, buff and blanched coloring, such as the infants dropped from the wombs of the women of the Slavs and others of similar light complexion; nor are they overdone in the womb until they are burned, so that the child comes out something between black, murky, malodorous, stinking, and crinkly-haired, with uneven limbs, deficient minds, and depraved passions, such as the Bantus, the Somalis, and other blacks who resemble them. The Iraqis are neither half-baked dough nor burned crust.”

    — Ibn al-Faqih al-Hamadani, Kitab al-Buldan (The Book of Countries), 903 AD

  • IstvanIN

    Why does a nation of 1.3 billion people, many of own are low IQ, need to import blacks to begin with? Shouldn’t they clean up their own population first?

    • Kenner

      They’re working on getting them toilet trained. So far, it hasn’t taken.

    • captainc

      they are studying there

      • ElComadreja

        Studying what? Rape, murder and robbery?

        • captainc

          www(dot)bbc(dot)com/news/world-asia-india-21826366
          www(dot)thehindu(dot)com/news/cities/bangalore/the-perception-of-africans-is-wrong-in-india/article5598109.ece

  • Sloppo

    “his portrayal of ‘negroes’ as violent, half-baked criminals in school text books.”

    If that were true, I would expect USDOJ statistics to indicate that blacks in the US have a murder rate about seven times higher than whites.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Methinks this “ejumacationalist” is blind to the negroid origins of his Dravidian countrymen. Though Gujarat was subject to Indo-Aryan invasion in the late Bronze Age, the genetic footprint of the Dravidian natives has more or less drowned out the foreign genes, particularly in mitochondrial (maternal) lineages. South Indians are little separated from negroids (image below), with north Indians being more akin to mulattoes.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Dravidians have been in South India for over 50,000 years, because Australian Aborigines reached Australia 50K ago, and the two groups are related. I suspect the dark skin is the result of convergent evolution. They lack the afro and prognathous facial structure of African blacks.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        You are correct that I have conflated the two. The Australoids, however, took a very direct route from Africa to India, never leaving the Indian ocean littoral. As they never strayed too far from the tropics, I would highly doubt that they ever lost their original African pigmentation through selective pressure.

  • IKUredux

    As hard as it is to believe, Indians, consider themselves to be the best of the best. Seriously. They pray to cows. Just from that alone, they have no credibility. And, they poop in the streets, the fields, they float their dead down the Ganges, in which they bathe. They are disgusting, smelly, barbarians.

    • ViktorNN

      I can’t help laughing at the thought of Indians thinking they’re better than anyone.

  • James Mayer

    OK, Mr. Wise…

  • Augustus3709

    There is a difference between civil racial awareness, and hostile obnoxiousness. I prefer the former.

  • scutum

    A leading Hindu educationalist supported by India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has been accused of racism over his portrayal of ‘negroes’ as violent, half-baked criminals in school text books.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Stereotypes exist for a reason, they are based on experience, facts and common sense. If one particular group of people is involved in most of the rapes robberies and homicides, it follows that these people should be avoided.

    • Dave West

      Given the rhetoric from the left you’d think stereotypes were just handed out at random by a bunch of old, kkk, racist white guys and Asians just happened to get stuck with all the good ones!

  • ElComadreja

    Even Ghandi had no use for “negros”.

  • ElComadreja

    “Negroes” portrayed as violent half-baked criminals. What exactly is the problem here?

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    Those Andaman islanders do not allow outsiders there; they pelt visitors with poisoned arrows. I think it is a case of them not wanting to assimilate.