Hatred Is Not Just a Black and White Thing

A story out of Atlanta was reported in the news yesterday (link below) about an Indian (as in from India) who was convicted of murder for hiring a hit man to brutally murder his son’s wife, who was also the mother of his grandchild since they had just had a baby, simply because she was black.

Yep.

He did it because of the “shame” on his family because his son had married the woman.

Apparently the Indian man’s son knew his family would have issues with the marriage, due to their acceptance of India’s strict caste system where lightness and darkness of skin color makes a huge difference, and had tried to keep it completely hidden from the family. But clearly they found out.

Just goes to show that racism is certainly not just something between blacks and whites and not just an American thing. Indeed it could be argued that nobody does discrimination better than India did due to that centuries old and deeply ingrained and enforced caste system. Just a reminder of how much still remains to be done on a global scale.

Oh by the way apparently the murderer’s son has done the family right this time, he remarried – an Indian girl this time and he has no contact with his own baby who is being raised by his former wife’s parents in Atlanta.

Here is a link to the story:

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5237459&page=1

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2 thoughts on “Hatred Is Not Just a Black and White Thing

  1. blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com says:

    Hello there! {waves}I am new to your blog and wanted to leave a comment and let you know that you are doing fine work with your blog!You are welcome to drop by my blog at any time and share your thoughts with the intellectuals who gather there to delve into social issues!This story you mentioned is just stunning and baffling on so many levels…I don’t have any problem at all with the father abandoning his son in THIS case IF the intent is to protect his son from further hatred from his family that he clearly does NOT want to distance himself from… no child deserves to grow up being openly hated by relatives…if he doesn’t have any backbone then perhaps it’s better for the child emotionally that he just disappear…the child has already lost his mother and he has to be hated by his father’s family on top of it all? NO.. in this case…I will make an exception to my usual stance and say GOOD RIDDENS to this father.Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!Lisa

  2. Earnest says:

    Thanks. And I agree that in this case, not having anything to do with the father and his family is best. I just can’t imagine, though what it will be like to have to explain some day to the child what happened.I look forward to checking out your blog and will definitely do so.Earnest

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