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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    Seriously? Why?

    What would be the reason for Nimrata to go by Nikki?
    Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and on-and-off relationships with Indian American identity

    Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was born Nimrata Randhawa to Indian immigrants from Punjab and goes by the childhood nickname “Nikki." She’s private about her Sikh background and emphasizes her conversion to Christianity. She even listed her race as “white” on a 2001 voter registration card.

    But on Monday, the first night of the RNC, she invoked her Indian identity and claimed that “America is not racist,” although later in the same speech, she contradicted herself by pointing out that her family had faced discrimination during her childhood.

    South Asian American experts who are familiar with Haley, Bobby Jindal, the former Louisiana governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, and other conservative Indian American politicians note that some of them seem to have an on-and-off relationship with their Indian identity, mostly appearing to distance themselves from it but also using it to their advantage when it serves them.

    “They painstakingly mask their identities when it is convenient to get votes,” Lakshmi Sridaran, executive director of the racial justice nonprofit South Asian Americans Leading Together, said of Haley and Jindal (who left office in 2016)

    Sridaran said that when politicians like Haley speak about their own identities, it usually leads to perpetuation of the idea that immigrants and people of color just need to work hard to overcome systemic injustices.

    “Jindal and Haley have done a great job highlighting their South Asian roots when it is convenient to appeal to an immigrant narrative and simultaneously gaslight the very existence of racism,” ..............


    The idealization of whiteness has been pervasive in Indian communities long before there was a significant South Asian population in the U.S., according to Yamazaki. Casteism and colonialism in India are two driving forces that have shaped the benefits associated with being proximate to whiteness, and many high-caste, light-skinned South Asians have taken advantage of this.

    “There is a long history of South and East Asians identifying with whiteness in order to get American benefits/safety/security like U.S. citizenship,” Yamazai said.

    And the instinct to assimilate and shed cultural identity is often rewarded by white people in power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and on-and-off relationships with Indian American identity

    Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was born Nimrata Randhawa to Indian immigrants from Punjab and goes by the childhood nickname “Nikki." She’s private about her Sikh background and emphasizes her conversion to Christianity. She even listed her race as “white” on a 2001 voter registration card.

    But on Monday, the first night of the RNC, she invoked her Indian identity and claimed that “America is not racist,” although later in the same speech, she contradicted herself by pointing out that her family had faced discrimination during her childhood.

    South Asian American experts who are familiar with Haley, Bobby Jindal, the former Louisiana governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, and other conservative Indian American politicians note that some of them seem to have an on-and-off relationship with their Indian identity, mostly appearing to distance themselves from it but also using it to their advantage when it serves them.

    “They painstakingly mask their identities when it is convenient to get votes,” Lakshmi Sridaran, executive director of the racial justice nonprofit South Asian Americans Leading Together, said of Haley and Jindal (who left office in 2016)

    Sridaran said that when politicians like Haley speak about their own identities, it usually leads to perpetuation of the idea that immigrants and people of color just need to work hard to overcome systemic injustices.

    “Jindal and Haley have done a great job highlighting their South Asian roots when it is convenient to appeal to an immigrant narrative and simultaneously gaslight the very existence of racism,” ..............


    The idealization of whiteness has been pervasive in Indian communities long before there was a significant South Asian population in the U.S., according to Yamazaki. Casteism and colonialism in India are two driving forces that have shaped the benefits associated with being proximate to whiteness, and many high-caste, light-skinned South Asians have taken advantage of this.

    “There is a long history of South and East Asians identifying with whiteness in order to get American benefits/safety/security like U.S. citizenship,” Yamazai said.

    And the instinct to assimilate and shed cultural identity is often rewarded by white people in power.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-a...ntity-n1238266
    There is a lot of incentive on immigrants to become "Americanized" .

    Some of it is pretty benign, like changing hard to pronounce names to something a little more Anglicized.

    That is probably the reason Piyush Jindal became "Bobby".

    Sometimes, there is a stigma some immigrants are keen to avoid. I had an acquaintance in college whose family was from Iran. But she was very keen to let you know she was Persian, not Iranian.

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    Haley could not succeed in the Repub party with her real name. She knew that, so she anglicized it. It is not difficult to understand. It is actually obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssHatZombie View Post
    she lacks confidence and has believed wrong preconceived notions about americans.
    From where could she have possibly gotten those notions?

    No one is born with no confidence, they have confidence dragged out of them. So how did Nimrata lose confidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP View Post
    She likes "Nikki".....
    Why does she like it more than Nimrata?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    There is a lot of incentive on immigrants to become "Americanized" .

    Some of it is pretty benign, like changing hard to pronounce names to something a little more Anglicized.

    That is probably the reason Piyush Jindal became "Bobby".

    Sometimes, there is a stigma some immigrants are keen to avoid. I had an acquaintance in college whose family was from Iran. But she was very keen to let you know she was Persian, not Iranian.
    Wouldn't that "stigma" be racist/racism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    Wouldn't that "stigma" be racist/racism?
    I would call this particular stigma xenophobia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Money Dolla View Post
    you racist piece of shit.


    Randhawa is her maiden name.

    "Nikki" is her middle name and a common sikh name, you racist fuck.


    Haley is her marriage name.


    How is he racist?


    They have proven people will not hire people with non traditional American names


    It’s fact


    And you are showing the institutional racism in your own mind by denying FACTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    How is he racist?


    They have proven people will not hire people with non traditional American names


    It’s fact


    And you are showing the institutional racism in your own mind by denying FACTS



    Nikki is a punjabi name, you racist fuck.

    his whole thread is based on a racist contention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    Seriously? Why?

    What would be the reason for Nimrata to go by Nikki?
    BECAUSE SHE'S MARRIED TO MICHAEL HALEY, YOU FUCKING RACIST MORON...THE RACISTS IN AMERICA ARE YOU AND YOURS ,AS THE ATTACKS ON SEN.SCOTT PROVE...AGAIN...
    TRUMP WILL TAKE FORTY STATES...UNLESS THE SAME IDIOTS WHO BROUGHT US THE 2020 DUNCE-O-CRAT IOWA CLUSTERFUCK CONTINUE THEIR SEDITIOUS ACTIVITIES...THEN HE WILL WIN EVEN MORE ..UNLESS THE RED CHINESE AND DNC COLLUDE, USE A PANDEMIC, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS VIOLATE ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO FACILLITATE MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL, UNVETTED, MAIL IN BALLOTS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..


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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    So she can get jobs
    I always assumed it was because she liked Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBestBiden View Post
    Filthy White Repumplicans would murder her if they knew she were Jewish! They must face Mr. Biden now so they will fail!
    SHE IS SIKH, YOU RACIST PIG.

    HALF OF PRES.TRUMP'S FAMILY IS JEWISH.


    IT'S THE RACIST LEFT WHO HATES THE JEWS....ASK OBAMA, AND HIS BUDDY FARAKHAN....



    THE RACE-O-CRATS SHOWED THE WHOLE WORLD WHO THE RACISTS ARE LAST WEEK..ADN IT AIN'T GOING AWAY.
    TRUMP WILL TAKE FORTY STATES...UNLESS THE SAME IDIOTS WHO BROUGHT US THE 2020 DUNCE-O-CRAT IOWA CLUSTERFUCK CONTINUE THEIR SEDITIOUS ACTIVITIES...THEN HE WILL WIN EVEN MORE ..UNLESS THE RED CHINESE AND DNC COLLUDE, USE A PANDEMIC, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS VIOLATE ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO FACILLITATE MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL, UNVETTED, MAIL IN BALLOTS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..


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    THE RACISM IN AMERICA IS CLEARLY FROM THE LEFT...AND THE WORLD KNOWS IT...
    TRUMP WILL TAKE FORTY STATES...UNLESS THE SAME IDIOTS WHO BROUGHT US THE 2020 DUNCE-O-CRAT IOWA CLUSTERFUCK CONTINUE THEIR SEDITIOUS ACTIVITIES...THEN HE WILL WIN EVEN MORE ..UNLESS THE RED CHINESE AND DNC COLLUDE, USE A PANDEMIC, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS VIOLATE ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO FACILLITATE MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL, UNVETTED, MAIL IN BALLOTS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    Haley could not succeed in the Repub party with her real name. She knew that, so she anglicized it. It is not difficult to understand. It is actually obvious.
    WRONG STUPIDFUCK; IT IS HER LEGAL, MARRIED NAME.


    LOOKS LIKE THE RACE-O-CRATS ARE DOUBLING DOWN ON THEIR RACISM THIS WEEK...


    IT OBVIOUS WHO THE RACISTS ARE , AND IT ISN'T REPUBLICANS.


    ASK JOHN STEWART WHY HE CHANGED HIS JEWISH NAME IN ULTRA-LEFTIST-DEMOCRAT HOLLYWOOD???
    TRUMP WILL TAKE FORTY STATES...UNLESS THE SAME IDIOTS WHO BROUGHT US THE 2020 DUNCE-O-CRAT IOWA CLUSTERFUCK CONTINUE THEIR SEDITIOUS ACTIVITIES...THEN HE WILL WIN EVEN MORE ..UNLESS THE RED CHINESE AND DNC COLLUDE, USE A PANDEMIC, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS VIOLATE ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO FACILLITATE MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL, UNVETTED, MAIL IN BALLOTS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..


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