“Poverty is not about having no money alone, it’s about having no power”–Arundhati Roy
Most Americans know that Martin Luther King Jr. patterned his nonviolent resistance to racial oppression after Mahatma Gandhi’s movement in India. What many observers are not aware of, however, is that Gandhi was himself a racist.
Gandhi referred to blacks as “savages” and as activist and author Arundhati Roy notes during this episode of GRITtv, Gandhi never changed. In fact, he “partnered with the British.. to tighten imperialism in South Africa and in the brutal put down of the Zulu uprising.”
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