Bobby Jindal : a brown guy trying to distance himself from his heritage
It was an historic day today when the announcement about 44-year-old Piyush Bobby Jindal was officially made who joined 12 other Republican contenders who are seeking their party"s nomination for the Presidency of the United States . He is the first " Brown Candidate" who is seeking nomination of his party for the Presidency. Browns is a common reference to the South Asian Americans.
Yet it is so ironic that Mr Jindal has failed to generate much enthusiasm among the Indian-Americans.......who are among the richest and fastest growing ethnic communities in the US .......because of Jindal's recent statements in which he sought to distance himself from being an Indian-American.
There’s not much Indian left in Bobby Jindal,” said Pearson Cross, a political science professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who is writing a book on the governor.
When a candidate jumps in the election pool he or she usually has a backing of a certain group, from which he generally belongs to and which helps him get votes in the primaries and on Election Day. By distancing himself from American Indians Mr Jindal has lost that big indian vote bank. He could have attracted the South Asian Muslim Voters too but few of his high profile anti Muslim comments has made the Muslim Community quite angry at him. He is the current governor of Louisiana but his approval ratings have plunged to 30% due to some bad choices.
In an op-ed published by Politico, Jindal loathed at minorities to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Instead of standing up against the many acts of racism that have been perpetrated by his own party and by conservatives around the nation, Jindal declared that minorities are responsible for the racism in this country.
Apparently it appears Jindal is actually blaming minorities for causing white people to be racist towards them...... quite insane coming from the mouth of a non- white guy