Re: Diversity University

Rohit Khare (
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 19:08:39 -0800

> Maybe someone can correct me on this, India is to Asia
> as Orange County is to Los Angeles. Some say its part,
> others say it isn't.

Yep. I'm willing to label myself Asian (compression), but Asian usually
expands to Oriental, not Indian. The expansion is hammered home ALL THE TIME
in the media, which feed the cycle of resentment at being "lumped in". Even A
Magazine, which claims to represent the asian generation, grudgingly contains
< 3% Indian content (and most of those bits are Indian horoscopes).

And, it's equally wrong to call the type "Indian", because India is only one
nation among several; you can't get away with calling 'em all Chinese, but the
darkies are all 'Indian'