Anyway it would be gr8 if as middle easterners we could start addressing how anti-desi so many of us are. Because of how often we push down the throat of so many south Asian folks the belief that we are better than them I know of so many Pakistanis who hate being Pakistani and who instead want to be Iranian, I know of so many Bangladeshi folks who want to be Arab and I know so so many Indians who feel the exact same way and it breaks my heart.
I just want to make this post to tell all my racist anti-south Asian middle eastern followers that y'all really need to step up regarding your anti-south Asianess and as middle easterners we ALL need to do a much better job of calling out anti-south Asianess in our communities regardless of whether or not WE personally hold racist opinions regarding south Asians (especially, but not only, khaleejis).
And to all my self hating desi followers South Asia is filled with so many vibrant cultures, there’s tons of different ethnic groups throughout South Asia with their own language, traditional dress and traditional foods you should all be so proud of being desi and having the privilege of being tied to such a culturally diverse region. there’s so many cool poets and instruments native to the region too, and don’t even get me started on the tons of badass revolutionaries native to South Asia, from anti-imperialist revolutionaries who fought for years so you all could be part of the countries you’re part of to modern day ones like Malala still fighting for liberation. Y'all don’t ever ever EVER let anyone make you feel bad about your unique bomb incredible cultureS and people ❤️❤️❤️ I remember reading this quote (that I’m probably going to butcher because of how long ago I read it sorry) that said “whenever taking a right or a left throughout any south Asian country, be prepared to encounter a whole new culture” and I’ve never heard anything ring more true. South Asia really is an incredible place and don’t ever let our racism make you think otherwise .