Gandhi respected “the purity of all races”

Gandhi was very religious.

Gandhi held cows to be sacred.

Gandhi respected cows more than blacks.

Gandhi called blacks “kaffirs,” which was a disrespectful epithet at the time.

More seriously, Gandhi thought that blacks could not be governed on a legally equal standing with other races.

This puts Gandhi in the company of other such anti-black racists as Albert Schweitzer.

Gandhi also wanted to prevent the mixture of classes within Caucasian India:

“We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do, only we believe that they would best serve these interests, which are as dear to us as to them, by advocating the purity of all races, and not one alone. We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.”

“The petition dwells upon `the co-mingling of the colored and white races.’ May we inform the members of the Conference that so far as British Indians are concerned, such a thing is particularly unknown. If there is one thing which the Indian cherishes more than any other, it is the purity of type.”

I shall quote Kevin A. Strom at length:

Gandhi expressly stated his belief in maintaining the purity of not only his race, but all races, when he gently chided White nationalists who only cared about their own racial integrity and who crudely lumped all non-Whites together. He wrote in 1903:

“We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do, only we believe that they would best serve these interests, which are as dear to us as to them, by advocating the purity of all races, and not one alone.”

Gandhi also stated in his Indian Opinion newspaper, referring to a then-current issue in multiracial South Africa :

“The petition dwells upon ‘the co-mingling of the colored and white races.’ May we inform the members of the Conference that so far as British Indians are concerned, such a thing is particularly unknown. If there is one thing which the Indian cherishes more than any other, it is the purity of type.”

http://www.kevinalfredstrom.com/2009/10/gandhi-obama-and-race/

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