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CuteManjot Senior Member
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Posted: 20 November 2006 at 8:22pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by prakriti

I hang out with a lot of Asians (Korean, Chinese, ect) and my town is filled by them. Now, people often make nasty comments about Asians and im like um hello? I m Asian too! But people say that they consider the word Asian to relate to Oriental people, and not to Indians. As for Native Indians, I agree; it's very annoying. Basically though, in my school, we are called either Indians or Hindus (even though some people are Muslim or ect.). So I guess it's a lose lose situation…we really need a new name for us! =] Oh and nice topic!

 

x3 Prakriti

thanks but india is the british name for us i think bargat is our real hindi name

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Posted: 20 November 2006 at 9:22pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by CuteManjot

Originally posted by prakriti

I hang out with a lot of Asians (Korean, Chinese, ect) and my town is filled by them. Now, people often make nasty comments about Asians and im like um hello? I m Asian too! But people say that they consider the word Asian to relate to Oriental people, and not to Indians. As for Native Indians, I agree; it's very annoying. Basically though, in my school, we are called either Indians or Hindus (even though some people are Muslim or ect.). So I guess it's a lose lose situation…we really need a new name for us! =] Oh and nice topic!

 

x3 Prakriti

thanks but india is the british name for us i think bargat is our real hindi name

yes it is but in the US, how many ppl do you think actually know what bharat means (non-desis) and how often have you heard indians being callled Bharatians? I didnt reply as to what our right name is, i just said what people call us. Sorry if it came out the wrong way.

x3 Prakriti

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Posted: 21 November 2006 at 6:29pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by prakriti

Originally posted by CuteManjot

Originally posted by prakriti

I hang out with a lot of Asians (Korean, Chinese, ect) and my town is filled by them. Now, people often make nasty comments about Asians and im like um hello? I m Asian too! But people say that they consider the word Asian to relate to Oriental people, and not to Indians. As for Native Indians, I agree; it's very annoying. Basically though, in my school, we are called either Indians or Hindus (even though some people are Muslim or ect.). So I guess it's a lose lose situation…we really need a new name for us! =] Oh and nice topic!

 

x3 Prakriti

thanks but india is the british name for us i think bargat is our real hindi name

yes it is but in the US, how many ppl do you think actually know what bharat means (non-desis) and how often have you heard indians being callled Bharatians? I didnt reply as to what our right name is, i just said what people call us. Sorry if it came out the wrong way.

x3 Prakriti

ya i no ppl who came frum india and didnt no that stuff and it is here that i get called a hindi alot by ppl becuz they think that is the onli religion in india

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Posted: 21 November 2006 at 7:31pm | IP Logged
You know what I hate? Filling in applications, surveys, etc where they ask my ethnicity! (Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to be an Indian!) The reason I hate filling it out because more than half the time, those apps don't have the ethnicity listed that I identify with! That is so frustrating! I'm like... ok... do I go with Asian? I guess I would be Asian, but how about be more specific?   Confused   
I mean, nice to see an INDIAN option there, but then it's for Native Indians... End of my rant. I'm just confused.   Ouch
There ARE those rare times when I see an Asian Indian option though.
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Posted: 21 November 2006 at 8:20pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by KingzGirl

You know what I hate? Filling in applications, surveys, etc where they ask my ethnicity! (Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to be an Indian!) The reason I hate filling it out because more than half the time, those apps don't have the ethnicity listed that I identify with! That is so frustrating! I'm like... ok... do I go with Asian? I guess I would be Asian, but how about be more specific?   Confused   
I mean, nice to see an INDIAN option there, but then it's for Native Indians... End of my rant. I'm just confused.   Ouch
There ARE those rare times when I see an Asian Indian option though.

ya i had a teacher once who was native and said indians shouldnt be called indian they toke that frum use native indians i was lik omg that isnt rite half our class was indian and slot of ppl were fighting wit the teacher becuz of thpose commentsa

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