It is, as they say, to LOL at this development:

In the weeks since the lawsuit was announced, more than 250 Dalits from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, and dozens of others in Silicon Valley have come forward to report discrimination, bullying, ostracization, and even sexual harassment by colleagues who are higher-caste Indians, according to data provided exclusively to VICE News by Dalit advocacy group Equality Labs.
There have been 33 complaints from Dalit employees at Facebook, 20 complaints at Google, 18 at Microsoft, 24 more at Cisco, and 14 at Amazon. There were also complaints recorded from employees at Twitter, Dell, Netflix, Apple, Uber, and Lyft — as well dozens more complaints from a range of smaller Silicon Valley companies and some companies outside the technology sector.

“Caste discrimination is in every U.S. company where Indians are working,” said [Indian migrant] Maya.

When I was in India fifteen years ago, I was astonished at the degree of social discrimination — which is not the same as tribalism, although it can be.

I’m no stranger to this nonsense because South Africa, where the Whites and Blacks hate each other, both hate the Indians and mixed races.  Within the White community, the English-speakers hate the Afrikaners and vice versa, but both despise the Portuguese, Italians, Chinese, Central Europeans, Lebanese and other Arabs (yes, there are quite a few of those).  Within the Black community, the hate is limitless:  Zulus hate the Sothos, the Xhosa hate the Venda, the Bapedi hate the Zulus, and so on and so on ad infinitum.  And everyone — everyone — hates the Jews.  Just one big unhappy family, the Seffricans are.

It’s the same in the Middle East, caste-wise:  at the top are the Persians, then in order come the Saudis, the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Lebanese, and the Jordanians.  At the very bottom of the pile are the Palestinians, who are universally despised.  (I think I’ve got that right:  it was explained to me by a Persian — not Iranian, as he stressed to me — whose family had fled Iran not because they were Sunnis, but because they were… Catholic.  Talk about an inconvenient religion.)

Now let’s talk about the Balkans… nah, let’s not.  This shit gives me a headache.

As long as there are people who are even the slightest bit different from others within the same milieu, there’s elitism and discrimination.  ‘Twas ever thus, and I’m just glad to see that the Indians have imported their little flavor of discrimination to the U.S. — as if we don’t have enough of our own local varieties already.


  1. And The English vs The Irish, The English vs The Scots, The English vs The Welsh, The English vs The French
    The Danes vs The Germans, I could go on but it would just be going on to no purpose…….

  2. Norwegians and Swedes. Finns and Russians (that with good reason at least). Japanese and….everyone who’s not Japanese.

    Yet America is the most racist country on the planet according to the experts. A nation where you can’t turn on the TV without seeing a mixed-race couple in a commercial.

    Time for my morning pint of bourbon.

    1. on to important and weighty subjects, what bourbons do you like?

      I’m a fan of EH Taylor, Rare Breed, Kentucky Spirit and many others


      1. Never heard of any of them. I’ve always gone with Jack & Makers and called it good. I’d like to try Pappy Van Winkle, but at upwards of 3k a bottle it’s not too likely.

      2. My go-to is Jim Beam Black, good stuff and the price is right.

        I’ve also had regular Jim Beam (perfectly good as a mixer), Jack Daniels (ditto), Gentleman Jack, Makers Mark, probably a couple others I can’t think of now.

        For scotch, Glenmorangie. I like MacCallan but don’t like the price. Glenlivet is very good too.

  3. “As long as there are people who are even the slightest bit different from others within the same milieu…”


    Speaking as half a Jap who’s spent a (very) little time there, I can attest that the Japanese are the most racist folk I’ve ever encountered. Although they’re getting better from what I’m told; I only spent 10 days there 25 years ago. It’s also my anecdotal understanding that entrenched cultural racism is the vibe you can expect across most of Asia.

    ‘Murica is Utopia by comparison. The current BLM/antifa jive has virtually nothing to do with race, and everything to do with power and the acquisition thereof.

    My mom was the 4th generation of her family to have been born & raised in Hawaii – our only majority minority state. It is hands down the most ‘we don’t give a shit where you’re from/what you look like’ place I’ve ever been. So embrace aloha, boys and girls. It’s the Declaration and the Constitution condensed down to three syllables.

      1. No they don’t. There’s no shortage of ribbing, but it’s no more or less than with the Buddah-heads (me mum & her ilk), the Filipinos, Chinese, Koreans, Portuguese, PRs, etc. My blue eyed Slavic dad fits right in. So does a hoppa haole like me.

        1. I worked one summer in an Alaskan fish cannery, where the local natives had appropriated haole for their own use. Their take on it was blatantly malignant.

          1. I have to admit it irritated me at the time. Surely there’s an Eskimo word for Whitey McWhiteface?

  4. How can this be? According to my Internet feed, “Racism” was invented by George Washington in 1619 and is only practiced by White Devils as a means of keeping the naturally smarter, more attractive and overall better brown people from assuming their natural roles as masters of a peaceful and fully functional world.

  5. Or, as Tom Lehrer would have put it,

    “Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics
    And the Catholics hate the Protestants
    And the Hindus hate the Muslims
    And everybody hates the Jews”

  6. And Americans laughed when it was revealed that Harry Callahan hated everyone – “Especially Spics”.

  7. one thing I have learned during my multiple trips orbiting the sun, is that people will find a reason to hate you. It could be your character, where you were born, your ancenstry, character flaws, character assets etc. People will find or make up a reason to hate. screw them. Ignore the haters and enjoy your life. If someone doesn’t want to hire you based on your melatonin level, name, country of origien, how or if you worship, etc then move on to the next job. Someone, somewhere will hire you. Besides, if that jack wad gave you a job, why would you want to work for a jack wad?


  8. Thanks for telling us about South Africa. It’s nice to hear that there’s a country in the world that is united by a single thought and a single emotion. It’s comforting to know that there is a political party dedicated to bringing that same unity of thought and purpose to America.

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