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  • Gandhi was far above all that sort of thinking.He was a guru and a spiritually enlightened person.
  • NO WAY
  • I didn't know him well enough to answer that question factually, but considering his mindset, I'd have to bet my paycheck that he wasn't.
  • No, that is quite unfounded. He never ever thought about anyone based upon how they looked. He always judged anyone based upon the color of their soul.
  • I doubt that very much. What are you basing this on?
  • ...Is this a real question? Gandhi was Martin Luther King Jr.'s Icon first of all. Second of all Gandhi was a man of peace and complete equality, he loved and treated everyone equally.
  • Gandhi was a pacifist who experienced racism in South Africa,and his native India. His life was about peacefully resisting all forms of racism.
  • He certainly was earlier in his life in South Africa, from Wiki: On 7 March 1908, Gandhi wrote in the Indian Opinion of his time in a South African prison: "Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised - the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals." Writing on the subject of immigration in 1903, Gandhi commented: "We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do... We believe also that the white race in South Africa should be the predominating race." During his time in South Africa, Gandhi protested repeatedly about the social classification of blacks with Indians, who he described as "undoubtedly infinitely superior to the Kaffirs" I would assume that his thoughts on black people changed with time. But I haven't researched for evidence of that.
  • Ganhi was Indira. Ghandi was Mahatma. Which did you mean?
  • What's the point? Lots of people were racist historically. Thing have changed...things are changing...we, as a people are getting better each and every day. Let it happen.
  • yes ghandi was racist toward black people because he referred to them as kaffirs and didn't want them to live with the indians in south africa. he also thought that they were subhumans who didn't deserve any land whatsoever.
  • It's hard to believe but the answer is an emphatic yes. Couple of things to point everyone in the right direction. #1 - Don't let the emotion of who you believe Gandhi to be to get in the way of actual facts. #2 - Gandhi was a Hindu. Hindus believe in the caste system which states that individuals are born into castes and this is where they live and die. #3 - Gandhi's early struggle in south Africa was predicated on the idea that Europeans should treat Indians better than they did because the Indians were better than Blacks #4 - Gandhi has many published quotes where he refers to South African Blacks as lazy and aimless. #5 - His views softened somewhat as he grew older but his campaign of non-violence was for the equal treatment of Indians, not Blacks. #6 - Just because he employed the amazing strategy of non-violence doesn't mean he advocated for everyone. #7 - Just because everyone employed his techniques of non-violence doesn't mean he approved of them, after all most who used his techniques came almost 20 - 40 years AFTER him. #8 - Just because he was racist doesn't negate what he has done in the world, it only reaffirms the complicated ideals that occupy the human heart. #9 - Just because your disappointed (as I was) to find this out, doesn't mean it isn't true. Here are words recorded in multiple locations attributed to Gandhi. "Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness." "It is one thing to register natives who would not work, and whom it is very difficult to find out if they absent themselves, but it is another thing -and most insulting - to expect decent, hard-working, and respectable Indians, whose only fault is that they work too much, to have themselves registered and carry with them registration badges." "Clause 200 makes provision for registration of persons belonging to uncivilized races, resident and employed within the Borough. One can understand the necessity of registration of Kaffirs who will not work, but why should registration be required for indentured Indians who have become free, and for their descendants about whom the general complaint is that they work too much?" Check out the article at soulpundit for more info:<A href="http://www.soulpundit.com/blog/?p=10">www.soulpundit.com/blog/</A>

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