Friday, June 09, 2006

Who's a "coconut?" What's a "brown sahib?" Find out here:

Go read Amardeep Singh’s most excellent plea for give/forgive and diversity of opinion within minority studies.


I have two concluding thoughts:

First, can we get over the idea that to establish yourself, you have to go after a brown figure who has become successful before you, and accuse him or her of being a sell-out?

And secondly, people, can we just flat-out stop using "brown sahib"/"uncle tom" as a kind of in-house racial slur? Can we actually accept diversity of opinion within the South Asian/ diasporic intellectual world?

1 comment:

Amardeep said...

Hey, thanks for the link!