Big B's racist blog post?
After Shilpa Shetty’s racial discrimination on the reality show Big Brother, legendry actor Amitabh Bachchan is in the news for making racial comments on his blog. In one of his latest blog entries, Big B writes, "Continental Airlines took special care of us in Houston. Checking in, security, exclusive lounge, golf cart to the gate, the works. I thank the driver of the cart as I get off to enter the gate. He keeps looking at me. He is black. I wonder with some apprehension. He gets down and asks me, You Amitabh Bachchan? I nod…"
In reply to his comment, one of the blog reader John Linus writes, "Mr. Bachchan, I need to correct you… as I correct my parents. Do not call people of African heritage 'black'. The appropriate word is 'African descent' or as we say in the US 'African American'. You wouldn’t feel good if people referred to you as 'He was brown'. The other bloggers will not read my response; therefore, if you educate them on the correct terms, I would be much obliged."
No matter what John Linus or anyone else say, referring 'Black' to a person from African decent is legal. It may not be polite, but acceptable. Bollywood Mantra would like to know from the people who think Big B's post was racist, why 'Caucasians' are not called 'American Europeans' in USA?