I can assure you, I have more of these. .
For some odd reason my challenging of this absolute bullshit warrants statements like ‘your anti-jatt’, ‘your posts are jatt bashing’, ‘I’m a jatt & I get othered by so called lower castes because they think I’m a typical jatt so I think your research is biased towards jatts’ (always the men saying that one, always...) my favourite one yet ‘I’m proud of being a jatt & everyone should be proud of their caste’ (ermmm) or ‘I don’t mean anything by my jatt comments, it’s how I was raised’ (ok pal - let’s not challenge that ideology then)
Why is it only a certain caste that gets the pump with caste pride?
It’s like white privilege this jatt nonsense. When you address this notion of whiteness with most people they just don’t see it & when you challenge their privilege it hurts. I’m finding this identical with Brit-Asian Sikhs & caste. But also, hey, caste just isn’t really a thing in the U.K. raveeta or people need to stop being so sensitive about jatts giving it the large, or stereotyping them, or assuming all jatts are the same & (another fav of mine) ‘I think you should word your posts on jatts differently...’ 🤨
If a white person said something like ‘POC stereotype all white people just because their white’ would the jatts saying ‘I’m being stereotyped by other castes just for being jatt’ understand the issue then? Do the same nuances in the race debate not apply to caste?
The amount of Bhangra songs with jatt in them, the Jatt number plates on cars, the amount of Indian film titles with the word jatt in them. What if we replaced the word ‘jatt’ in this instance with ‘white’ or ‘Brahmin’ would that be ok? No? Why not??
Half of these tweets are by A level & university students.. The next generation of British Asian Sikhs. So much for its only ‘some’ of the older generation with an issue. I’ve spent eight months researching caste in the Sikh diaspora. I’ve heard stories that will surprise you. Do these ‘upper-caste’ millennials understand the damaging nature of their comments? Do they care? Or are they what I call in my work caste-washed?
#caste #film #birmingham