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  •  As a agnostic hindu.. (6+ / 0-)

    .... I was pleasantly surprised by our new president's reference to Hinduism, though it he had not mention it, it would not have killed me.

    As a Hindu Tamil, studying at Royal College, (founded in 1835), one of the most prestigious high schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I have been accustomed to being excluded in my own country. The School Assemblys were held in a language  I did not understand, I was called pejorative racist names like Kallathoni (literally a illicit boat person, meaning that I was an illigal immigrant from India, where as my family along with other  Tamils had lived in Sri Lanka for for thousands of years) and "Parih Demila" (which meant Tamil Pariah).  

    In my fifty years, I have never felt so included as I felt yesterday.

    God Bless America!

    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

    by RationalMan on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 06:55:49 AM PST

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