Racism is the worst mental disease, affecting many in the 21st-century world also.
Who is the creator of this virus?
Well-orchestrated, single answer by vested interests over 200 years has been:
The caste system of India.
I recently came across a video: ‘Everything you know about the British Empire is a Lie’, George Monbiot (Video Link). It provided a great clue to the creator of this virus.
Here are pertinent facts:
His name is Charles White, a British Physician (1728- 1813).
He had published a book by the title, ‘An Account of the Regular Gradation in Man, and in different animals and vegetables…’, (1799).
In the garb of the ‘first’ scientific study, he propagated, Europeans are a superior race, compared to Africans, who are superior to brute creatures (beasts). To quote Charles White, from his book (1799), ‘We have now shown that there exist material differences in the organization and constitution of various tribes of the human species; and not only so, but that those differences, generally mark a gradation, from the White European down through human species to the brute creation. From which it appears, that in those particulars in which mankind excels brutes (beasts), the Europeans excel the Africans’. (Part II, page 80)
Instead of telling the truth to the world, that the father of human gradation and racism was Charles White, a British; they keep blaring till date, the caste system of India. Hindus, from ancient times had, and have, ‘Varna’ System, that is classification based on occupational classes and not gradation of the sort talked by Charles White.
Wouldn’t it be then correct to say that racism began from Europe, and not too long ago, just about 200 years; and spread to the world through European Colonization? If you wanted to know the stance of Hinduism, from ancient times to date, on Homo Sapiens, please know what Baba Nanak reminds in Guru Granth:
‘Awal Allaah Noor Upaaya, Kudrat Ke Sab Bande;
Ek Noor Te Sab Jag Upjaya, Kaun Bhale Kaun Mande.’
(The God is Supreme. He created all humans. All are His creation. All are born from the same source. There is no one good or bad; superior or inferior. All are equal. No Gradation).
It would be in order to suggest that to eradicate this virus of racism from the face of the planet, all the organization of the world, public or private, must stop asking and collecting information about race, even as an option. Second, reservations of all kinds based on race must end, sooner than later.
Dr Sat Parashar, PhD is former Director, IIM Indore. He teaches at University of California, San Diego, and is a Financial Services Professional. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org