It's not an 'awww' moment...

Comedian Rohan Joshi just remembered something from childhood Casual casteist slursFacebook/Rohan Joshi
Features Caste Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 17:49

Comedian Rohan Joshi’s blast-from-the-past tweets on Thursday aren’t going to get any exclamations of ‘awwww’. But they sure packed one hell of a punch.

 

 

Never thought of it that way did you?

And he doesn’t stop there. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Rohan goes on to describe how routine these slurs were, and even teachers would use them.

 

 

He adds that growing up not knowing caste, and thinking about the slur’s subtext intellectually now, is also a privilege. This makes him the rare celebrity who talks about privilege.

 

 

Many people responded to Rohan, saying that words like ‘chamaar’ and ‘bhangi’ are used quite commonly in their circles as well.

 

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