i agree with the essential point that assissi makes -- that indians are blacks in the eyes of whites. i have found this true indirectly: most americans do not think india is in asia and are surprised to hear that it is. "asia" = yellow people. a lot of americans think india is in the middle east, others think it is in africa.
also, i have noticed the difference in treatment light-skinned indians get (they are treated as though they were hispanics, with a small amount of respect) and dark-skinned indians get (treated with no respect, as blacks).
however, be that as it may, i dont agree with assissi's extrapolation that indians should therefore form alliances with other 'colored' people (btw, that is a horrible and abhorrent word, which means 'white' is normal, and all others lumped together are an aberration, 'colored'). no, indians are brown, indian, and we join the asians when it suits us. incidentally, east asian prejudice against indians is also well-known. the chinese in san francisco went so far as to declare indians a non-minority so that indians could not take advantage of minority quotas.
indians dont need to form any alliances and sing kumbaya with all the other oppressed peoples of the earth or any such liberal bullshit. indians also dont need to beg and plead to be treated as caucasian and white and aryan -- note that all this is based on the discredited aryan invasion fallacy.
indians are among the earliest humans, based on the migration of humans out of africa 50,000+ years ago. we are not white. although whites are actually mutations of humans who migrated westward from india to central asia and europe. just as yellows are also mutations of early humans who migrated eastwards from india.
so long as indians keep building up their economy, all this nonsense is immaterial. if indians have money, whites will kiss indian ass, no question about it. whites know money has no color.
The Indian as "Black White" and as "Nigger"
By Francis C. Assisi on Indolink, Feb. 1, 2006
There is this essential contradiction in being a South Asian, or a person of
Indian origin, in America: on one hand the South Asian is perceived as being
black by the majority white population, and on the other the South Asian is
eager to be categorized alongside whites, as Caucasians.
Brown on the outside, "white" on the inside, South Asians are mostly
perceived in America as being too white to be black, and too black to be
white. But with the increase in post 9/11 attacks against South Asians, at
least some are being forced to come to grips with the myth that equates
Indo-Aryan with Caucasian and with being white.
But for a hundred years South Asians have been harassed, intimidated,
assaulted, humiliated, abused, and even killed because of what they
represent through their color, their religion, their language, and their
culture. And it continues to this day.
Francis C. Assisi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org