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    What’s British Asian?

    by Sunny on 16th April, 2009 at 9:16 am    

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    1. David T — on 16th April, 2009 at 9:36 am  

      The comments are unbelievable:

      “fair enough so you would not mind me putting you indians in the same group as jews then meaning that not all of you have worked hard for your money not only that but you shit on those whos country you are making that money in in the first place. i can assure it does happen. ”

      “We have nothing against the British. But yes, British have a lot to answer for (for all the wrong doings in the past) but Indians have somehow forgiven and forgotten abt it. It really amazes me how intolerent many English are. You are a supporter of BNP and I a a supporter of a nationalist party of India, so most def understand your side.”

    2. David T — on 16th April, 2009 at 9:40 am  

      Hahaha but this one is my FAVOURITE:


      I am british Asian!!! I mate Muslims & niggers!!!!!! they both smell!! proud BRITISH Asian!!!


      I *Hate ”

      Paging Dr Freud!

    3. suresh — on 16th April, 2009 at 10:51 am  

      i would prefer the term “British Indian”.

      I frankly don’t want to be lumped in with all countries that make up ‘Asian’.

      If you want to retain some element of your culture or roots then say your “British” + Country of Origin.

      And to say that we are somehow bounded by a common thread based on “curry” is frankly insulting — religion does play a big part of culutural origin.

      Afterall, in the US, the labels are Jewish American, Italian American, etc…

    4. Shafiq — on 16th April, 2009 at 10:59 am  


      There’s not much difference between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. I think it’s just prejudice that some Indians have against the others, but in terms of our culture in Britain, we’re the same.

      You say religion plays a big part, I’m originally from India but I’m Muslim, where do I fit in?

      We are unique in the sense that we’ve managed to fuse our Asian culture with British culture, so that we’re not exactly Asian, but we’re not British in the traditional sense either. It’s similar to the way American Hispanics have developed their own culture and African-Americans.

    5. Ala — on 16th April, 2009 at 2:46 pm  

      They all have such straight teeth!

    6. Verbal_Reciprocity — on 17th April, 2009 at 5:49 am  

      “There’s not much difference between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. I think it’s just prejudice that some Indians have against the others, but in terms of our culture in Britain, we’re the same.”

      More likely a desire to not be associated with those groups that are on the bottom of the totem pole.

    7. damon — on 17th April, 2009 at 12:51 pm  

      I had reason to be parked up in a lorry last night (between 9pm and 11.30) right next to Parliament Square where the Tamil protests are going on.
      At the Westmister Central Hall for anyone who knows the area. I was waiting to pick up sound and lighting equipment, and had thought that the back street around at the loading bay might be clear of cars at that time of night. But there were so many Tamil people in coming and going from the area. Every time a parking space (on the single yellow lines became free, another car immediately was occupied by another.
      At onepoint I culdn’t get around the tight corner because of cars parked on the corner (and it had a Tamil Elam sticker in the windiow) and had to reverse all the way out and go around the block.
      I was really trying to not hit a car or damage my truck.

      Anyway … my point is, after deliberately going around Parliament Square four times during the night, (and being at the traffic lights two yards away from women and kids chanting slogans like ”Gordon Brown, open your eyes …..” And then watching the Tamil people coming in their family groups (or groups of young lads with very ‘down the backside’ jeans) in cars - and parking up in the side streets I was trying to manouver an 18 ton truck about ….
      my point is that it was just quite interesting to casually observe.

    8. Delboy — on 17th April, 2009 at 2:02 pm  

      groups of young lads with very ‘down the backside’ jeans

      You old man, you!

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