SriJoy wrote:What you are saying amounts to saying 'India' is a racist word or 'Hind' is a racist word for us, because attrocities have been committed and people have been seen inferior due to this. And every word, when it mutates outside the native language, becomes racist. So whenever you call me 'Bengali', you are being racist, because we do not say 'Ben-gali, Ban-gali, we say 'Bangyaali'. thats absurd, i am sure you will agree.
If I call you a Bong - it is racist , use of Aryan is the same - much worse!
I guess you have never been up close and personal with the Klan! I've hung out with few of these academics that you want us to defer to... no difference!
If you think Aryan is just an Anglicization of the word Arya it means Indian education failed you! Heck the civilization has failed you...
My itihasa comes from my grandmothers lap - not from these pretenders who are vile racists at best and creators of weaponized divisive mythology at worse!
It would require a blindness to all of 20th century history and deracination to come to such a naive conclusion. I rest my case thusly!