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Those cheering #GandhiMustFall should recognize that they’re cheering a xenophobic and racist sentiment that is the opposite of #decolonial thinking. A thread on how to think about Gandhi’s anti-Black racism. 1/14
Gandhi was an elite, high caste Hindu from a conservative family. His father was a govt. administrator & while not wealthy, Gandhi benefitted from family connections. In 1888, aged 18, he left to study in the UK where he wore western clothing and embraced British customs. 2/14
As a young lawyer in British ruled S. Africa, Gandhi was a dutiful upholder of colonial values. Like most members of the subject races, he espoused racist views to uphold the petty privilege granted to such groups in colonial Africa. This is how divide and rule functioned. 3/14
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