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Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny
NPR ^ | October 2, 2019 | Sushmita Pathak

Posted on 10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT by C19fan

When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the villa in Mumbai, India, where Mohandas Gandhi stayed in the 1920s, he had a special request: He wanted to spend the night in Gandhi's bedroom.

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Now, six decades later, many black Africans are calling Gandhi a racist. #MeToo activists are questioning his sexual practices. Hindu nationalists are rejecting Gandhi's vision of a pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: childbrides; defundnpr; defundpbs; gandhi; india; islamofascism; islamofascists; left; martinlutherkingjr; mohandasgandhi; mumbai; nazism; npr; pbs
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1 posted on 10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

You dig deep enough into any of your hero’s, you find humans.


2 posted on 10/02/2019 12:00:16 PM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: C19fan

yes, he reportedly had sex and racist issues


3 posted on 10/02/2019 12:02:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not , born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: C19fan

Today is my 65th birthday. I share it with Ghandi and Tiffany. Quite a diverse group...lol


4 posted on 10/02/2019 12:03:31 PM PDT by BamaBelle (The storm has arrived!)
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To: C19fan

Morgan Freeman doesn’t see anything wrong with sleeping naked with a granddaughter.


5 posted on 10/02/2019 12:05:19 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shills update.

Defund NPR and PBS.


6 posted on 10/02/2019 12:05:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BBQToadRibs

Ghandi’s socialism handicapped India for 50 years. State control of everything and their support of the oligarchs condemned millions to poverty and starvation. Without the generosity of the US they would have starved.


7 posted on 10/02/2019 12:05:53 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Jobs Not Mobs)
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To: C19fan

Penn and Teller covered this over a decade ago. Caused me to do a lot of research. I have no respect for the man.

They did it to Mother Teresa too.

Question: Who helped more people: Mother Teresa or Steve jobs?


8 posted on 10/02/2019 12:13:13 PM PDT by cuban leaf (We're living in Dr. Zhivago but without the love triangle)
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Thought Hitler was the greatest and told Jews in Germany to commit suicide in protest against his policies against Jews.

An excerpt from the link at Jewish Virtual Library provided in the answer below:

"If I were a Jew and were born in Germany and earned my livelihood there, I would claim Germany as my home even as the tallest gentile German may, and challenge him to shoot me or cast me in the dungeon; I would refuse to be expelled or to submit to discriminating treatment. And for doing this, I should not wait for the fellow Jews to join me in civil resistance but would have confidence that in the end the rest are bound to follow my example. If one Jew or all the Jews were to accept the prescription here offered, he or they cannot be worse off than now. And suffering voluntarily undergone will bring them an inner strength and joy which no number of resolutions of sympathy passed in the world outside Germany can. Indeed, even if Britain, France and America were to declare hostilities against Germany, they can bring no inner joy, no inner strength. The calculated violence of Hitler may even result in a general massacre of the Jews by way of his first answer to the declaration of such hostilities. But if the Jewish mind could be prepared for voluntary suffering, even the massacre I have imagined could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy that Jehovah had wrought deliverance of the race even at the hands of the tyrant. For to the godfearing, death has no terror. It is a joyful sleep to be followed by a waking that would be all the more refreshing for the long sleep." (1938) ‘The Jews’ by Gandhi 1k views

9 posted on 10/02/2019 12:13:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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So he’s at least 60, and his grand daughter is...?


10 posted on 10/02/2019 12:17:04 PM PDT by Bethaneidh
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To: C19fan

Gandhi, a pedophile who loved to use a special tarp he carried everywhere to roll in his own crap. Wonderful.


11 posted on 10/02/2019 12:21:12 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: C19fan

I understand that Anheuser Busch is dropping their sponsorship.


12 posted on 10/02/2019 12:23:01 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Oldexpat

Anyone that spends time reading a serious biography on him will come away wondering just who the hell have people be lionizing for all of these years based on how they rip other historical figures for far less.


13 posted on 10/02/2019 12:23:23 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Bethaneidh

naked


14 posted on 10/02/2019 12:23:29 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: C19fan

Just now? Remember when the movie of his life came out and he was guaranteed movie sainthood? Some writers exposed the real Gandhi in various books at that time.


15 posted on 10/02/2019 12:24:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SkyDancer

i did not come to the conclusion you did from this quote.


16 posted on 10/02/2019 12:25:30 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: C19fan

Odd that NPR did not address the Ghandi- Hitler pen pal connection?

I guess they just ran out of space in the article?


17 posted on 10/02/2019 12:26:03 PM PDT by uranium penguin
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To: C19fan

I had a teacher who once asked: what if Ghandi faced the Chinese or Russian rulers, instead of declining British ones who had just gone through WWII?


18 posted on 10/02/2019 12:26:39 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BamaBelle

Happy Birthday!


19 posted on 10/02/2019 12:30:32 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: teeman8r

There were many more, I just posted that one. Gandhi did not like Jews. Period. He admired Hitler. Would you like me to post all the links or would you much rather research it on your own and draw your own conclusions from all his writings. I think that would be better than my trying to influence you.


20 posted on 10/02/2019 12:36:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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