In response to this atrocious piece about How to Date an Indian (Make daal! Watch Bollywood movies! Learn a phrase in Hindi! Dance!), Samhita gives us a helpful guide to know if you’re dating a racist. Basically, if you just love Indian people so much that you think it’s cool to assume that the more than 1 billion people of Indian ancestry all act basically the same way and like basically the same things? And if you manage to take things that pretty much everyone in the world likes — Food! Dancing! Movies! Language! — and turn them into Very Exotic Activities when brown people do them? You might be a racist!
Look, it’s great to be interested in the things that are important to your partner, and the things that are part of their culture. But that’s a far cry from “Indians are great and love to dance and they’re so friendly! If you want to date one, pick a favorite Bollywood actor!”
What else do you do to avoid dating racists, sexists and other politically undesireable ladies and dudes?