‘Pig, go back to India’: Indian origin CEO abused in US

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An Indian-origin CEO in the US was racially abused after he wrote an article saying he will not defend US President Donald Trump’s economic agenda after the violence in Charlottesville where white supremacists clashed with counter-demonstrators.

“I recently told the New York Times I was ‘rooting’ for certain aspects of Trump’s economic agenda,” Ravin Gandhi, CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, wrote for CNBC.

“After Charlottesville and its aftermath, I will not defend Trump even if the Dow hits 50,000, unemployment goes to 1 percent, and GDP grows by 7%. Some issues transcend economics, and I will not in good conscience support a president who seems to hate Americans who don’t look like him,” he said.

What followed were a string of racist attacks on email and Twitter and Gandhi posted a voicemail on YouTube on Thursday of a woman abusing him and saying: “You’re a f****** Indian pig.”

Continuing with the rant, the alleged Trump supporter can be heard scornfully saying: “Get your f****** garbage and go back to India, and sell it there.”

The woman also called the Indian American US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley a “Bangladesh creep” and said they will start taking down Buddhist statues.

Gandhi is not a Buddhist and grew up in Illinois’ Waukegan, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The audio has more than 7000 views, with a user pointing out that India wasn’t a Buddhist majority country and saying: “Why are racists so ignorant?”

“Even though my race is a complete non-issue in my day-to-day life, the sad reality is there’s a group of racists in the USA that views me as a second-class citizen,” Gandhi told the Chicago Tribune when he was asked why he posted the audio online.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What a hypocrite! He’s happy for the left wing fanatics to cause violence, but unhappy with President who very rightly condemned the violence all too together no matter where it came from. It’s like taking sides in the violence that erupted after the partition of India. All violence should be condemned, remember Gandhi ji’s words.

  2. Trump has got people from all sides of humanity agitated. Whilst some of his immigration policies may be useful in fight against terrorism, this stance also gives fillip to neo-Nazis and KKK. Ignorant as they are, the racists are trying to take over the news agenda and all such unacceptable behaviour meted out to Indian professionals and entrepreneurs should not be acceptable. Mr Gandhi is right to fight back and he has support of all the Indians whether in UK USA or rest of the world

  3. Leaders make changes and create sometime differences between the communities. So we need leaders who can create better understandings between people. This apply to all the leaders from all origins and religions.Only Blaming to Trump will not be right but certainly Trump needs to understand that he is the leader of the Great Nation and therefore he has to show he is also great with his actions to look after this whole world.

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