Does everyone in here discriminate against ppl from India ? If yes.. WHY ?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
January 19, 2007 11:17am CST
Hi friends, like most of you know i'm from India. I'm a user with a 10 rating , here on Mylot - I'm active and i'd like to think i start quality discussions and give good responses.. I think few of my friends can vouch for me !? So WHY does everyone discriminate against ppl from India ? Why does everyone keep saying here that all the spammers are from India ? Frankly, even i have come across several profiles of spammers which are from india/under developed countries.. but shouldn't discrimination be PERSON based and not COUNTRY based ? I'd really like to hear everyones views on this, please.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
19 Jan 07
You are right, and I respect that you posted this. I apologize, because I did respond in a recent discussion about the last "wave" of cheaters and spammers here at MyLot all being from India. I, for one, do not mean to generalize and say that everyone from India (or any other country, for that matter) is cheating the system. Although this last group were all Indians, the next group could be from the U.S.- we have our share of cheaters, too. You're right that we should base our opinions on an individual's performance, and not extrapolate that to the entire nation. Thank you for this gentle reminder to all of us that we need to "play nice in the sandbox together" and not generalize. I appreciate that you said this in such a pleasant manner! It shows class.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
19 Jan 07
Thank you for understanding, laurie. You don't have to apologize.. i'm cool if ppl know and understand this ppl/country thing. that's all.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
i agree with laurie about people generalizing.what i think of people doing this is that they are really ignorant or afraid of the particular people/ group they are descriminating.what i do is that try to educate them so they would understand or see that not all are the same.
• India
20 Jan 07
I'm from India and very angry with the fellows who told Indians are spammers! Really we're hard working people who used to work in BPOs and Call centres for more than 12 hours in a day to serve the US clients.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
19 Jan 07
As far as I am concerned the proof is in the pudding. You have a good rating and anyone can look at your previous posts to see what kind of writing you do. People tend to create unfair stereotypes quite often. Think about it, all white people are not rednecks, all Jewish people are not rich and stingy, and all black people do not collect welfare and eat fried chicken. You are just dealing with small minded individuals here honey. Don't let it get you down.
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@jenalyn (675)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I couldn't have said it better myself. I have always, even from childhood, known to make an opinion based on people, not on color, religion, ethnic origin. I still, to this day, even though I have always been surrounded by hateful people, and racist people, I still make my opinions invidually on the person. I don't expect everyone to do the same. Being a white woman, I have seen and heard a lot of racial comments and opinions. People think because I am white I am automatically going to agree with them on their racial hang ups living in America. It makes me sick.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Isn't that the truth. I can only hear the "N" word so many times before I just have to leave. I don't know why people assume that just because that word (or what ever racial group they are bashing) does not apply to me, I would not glad to laugh along with them. God alone can help the person who teaches my children that this kind of thinking is ok. They think it is cool to have friends that are white, black, asian, etc. If I can help it, that is the way it is going to stay.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
20 Jan 07
My thinking, exactly ! Thanks for the kind words.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Am not sure. I have noticed alot of the emails seem to be based from India are the ones seeking money is some shape or form. I however deal with them individually. It is a shame that a few bad apples make it bad for everyone in this case. Sorry to hear it and hoping you continue to stand strong!
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@sidddd (861)
• India
20 Jan 07
well i am from india and i appreciate this post and even the response.Keep on goin...
@Goranimal (315)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I for one dont discriminate against people from India, but i do let them have it when they tend to bash the USA and its people...and yet they have no problem with taking American money from sites like mylot. Ive heard of many scamming the site and a few others but im sure thats from a lot of different countries.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
19 Jan 07
It does not matter to me where people are from. I have many friends on my list who are also from India. Cheaters and spammers can be from anywhere, not just India. I try to not make a issue out of where people are from. I look at their profiles mainly because I am nosey.lol.
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@vstrelok (28)
• United States
19 Jan 07
One of my good friends is Indian, and people that are around him always laugh and tease him about his beliefs and poor country background. I had nothing against Indians until one Indian employer attempted to cheat me out of my earnings...
@jenalyn (675)
• United States
20 Jan 07
so now all indians have to pay for that cheater, and now they are all cheaters???
• India
20 Jan 07
yes i too agree with u. its not jus abt spamming, so many things r done in wrong sense.. say for ex the shilpa issue.. if jade doesnt like shilpa, its a personal issue. but the racist part is being brought in because she has been accused with names..
• India
20 Jan 07
i also totally agree with u....may some kind of racism acts behind all these...or they fear the indians....coz of their superior brain power.....
• India
19 Jan 07
well this is nice. really. at least the issue is not being taken lying down. good. but seriously, i don't think the discrimination (lately) has been conscious or with that particular intention. i think it's just chanced that lately a lot of 'india this, india that' seems to have come up. just making things clear, with a firm, rational response ought to set things straight. but im happy that this has been brought into notice. maybe people will be careful just looking at this. unless everything i just concluded is wrong and it WAS intentional.
• India
19 Jan 07
also, notice that most of the people that responded to your discussion happen to have good ratings in general. see, they know you're indian, and they know you're good.....
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
20 Jan 07
I agree with you. Even i dont think that discrimination is conscious/intentional. I just wanted to say what i felt, thats pretty much it.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 07
I do not discriminate anyone at all. Yes there are a few in here that can be nasty and that are cheating and they are mainly from India (please offence) but it does not mean that I am against all People from India. I am not a Person to discriminate or Judge. If I was I would not be entertaining other Countries either as there are other Countries that are doing the same Thing including the UK. It just seems to be more from India for some unknown reason, but it does not mean that I do not like People from India because I do. And if I deny anyone from India it is only because I have no interest in their Profile but that goes for other Countries to, not just India. Today I denied someone from the UK, as there was no Discussion in their Profile that Interested me. And when you asked I liked what I saw and I accepted you. You are a very nice Person Simply so do not let the nasty People run you down. I hope I have explained myself her without upsetting anyone as I did not want to upset anyone. So if I have please forgive me it was not my Intention.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
21 Feb 07
gabs you are just saying what you feel there is nothing wrong with that. i am sure you won't upset anyone. thanks for sharing your views.
@yoleis27 (557)
• Israel
20 Jan 07
I allways treat all the people I speak with equally. It doesnt metter from where the person came from if he is a nice person. People who discriminate other people can't call themself humans. Thats what I think.
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I think this same way. No one has the right to judge other people, everyone deserves to be treated the same.
@haze06 (241)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
I do not discriminate people from India as I am likewise from Asia. I agree discrimination should be person based not country based. In our country, there are a lot of people here from India. there are a limited few that I can get along with, most of the time, those people thinks (or act like) they are far more better than Filipinos. Discrimination has been a disease that everyone is trying to cure. But, in reality, discrimination happens not just among races but even within the community we live in. If not, then why it it very hard to get along with a fellow schoolmate, officemate or neighbor?
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
20 Jan 07
you are right.. it's everywhere. in small groups/sects/religon..everywhere..sigh...
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
20 Jan 07
I can't agree with you that most Spammers are from India or Undeveloped countries. You must realise mostly people from developed countries involved in Online business or intenet jobs and the most Spammers are from these countries. I normally get 150-175 spam e-mails from people of these countries.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
20 Jan 07
thats true.. it's just that ppl 'think' that mostly spammers are from india/underdeveloped coutries. thats just the way ppl think.
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
i havent really seen anyone discriminating anyone on this site so cannt say much. however i do think that people complain too much on this site about how others treat them.im new here so dont know much but overall i have really fun here.hope u will continue enjoying and just ignore those who upset u.dont let them get to u.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
23 Jan 07
I have mylot friends from all over India and I do not face any problem. We admire each other. I donot encourage anyone who brings forth such problems because it is not in existence. It is either imagination or small mindedness. If you still feel people are discriminating,then just ignore and proceed.
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I have not really heard anything about this, but that is horrible!!! You are right, people shouldn't descriminate the whole country based on one or two people doing the wrong thing that is horrible and unfair. But that is they way most people are, close minded, and too fast to poit the finger and put everyone in a majority, not as individuals as they are. So sorry that this happends to all of the great people from India. I am from the USA, but think that many of the discussions that I respond to are indeed from India, and I think they are great!!!
@frndzb4 (131)
20 Jan 07
I completely agree with you... It's not fair to generalize people by their community. Criminals / Cheaters are all over the world. An individual's ill act can't make the whole community / country responsible .. as no Country/Nation inspires anyone to get indulge in any anti social act.
• Dallas, Texas
20 Jan 07
I hate to hear that! They must be player hating! I have not seen people doing it yet but I I see It I will have to comment on it. The people I talk to from India on mylot are very cool! And some of the beautiful women I have seen on mylot from India has me ready to pack my bags and move there!!!!!
@dbeast (1498)
• India
20 Jan 07
i seriously anone who hates the other based on the color of their skin or from their back ground.all are human beings and all are the same.people who harass others because of their back groun should be punished.i am totally against racism.we are all brothers even if not by blood.
• United States
20 Jan 07
no i dont discriminate against anyone. that's wrong that people say things like spammers come from india. which isn't even close because spammers can come from anywhere. i have many friends here on mylot from india and other countries as well.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
20 Jan 07
I've no problem against people from India. I don't discriminate myself so can't understand the way some people think. At least there are posters like you on here proving their ideas wrong..:)
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
no. i dont think so. i dont think this is true. there could be some arguments but i never did see that most discriminate indians only.