Pawan Dinghra, a Professor of America Studies at Amherst College, has decided that he is not satisfied with the current racial categories and wants to elevate himself and other Indians to the status of “honorary whites”:
Titled “The Place of Honorary Whites: Asian Americans and New Conceptions of Race,” the lecture was given by Amherst American Studies professor Pawan H. Dhingra and examined “race beyond the black-white binary.” More specifically, Dhingra will focus on people he considers to be “honorary whites.”
Dhingra’s presentation was based on a belief previously articulated by Duke University Sociology Professor Eduardo Bonilla Silva, who said that there exist three racial categories: whites, “honorary whites,” and “collective blacks.”
“Honorary whites” include light-skinned Latinos, Americans of Asian descent, and Middle-Eastern Americans. These individuals are considered “honorary whites” because they “approximate or even surpass whites in terms of many measures,” according to the event description.
During his lecture, Dhingra addressed the “meaning and relevance” of race for this category of individuals, how “honorary whites” perceive “racial structure,” and whether they assimilate or suffer from racial discrimination.
“Such groups blur the boundaries of whiteness and create significant separation from other minorities,” the event description says. “But, it is a mistake to interpret such trends as signaling the declining significance of race or of white supremacy. Race matters even as, and arguably especially when, some groups appear to threaten whites’ privileged status.”
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Since colonial times, people from India, like Dhingra, have always worshiped White people and secretly desired to be seen by Whites on a higher racial status than Blacks. In fact, when Mahatma Gandhi lived in South Africa, he complained that Indians were lumped in together with Blacks or “kaffirs” as he called them. Gandhi wanted the White South Africans to understand that Indians were superior to African Blacks and had more to offer society.
But that’s what the racial caste system in India has always been about — whoever is whiter is higher in status. Skin lightening creams are very popular in India for those who aspire to be upwardly mobile. Sadly, for Dhingra and other jealous Indians, there is no racial category of “honorary whites” like himself. You’re either White, or you’re not. There is no “almost White” category which the evolutionists like David Duke like to claim. People don’t become White over time — rather, they were White from the beginning.