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This event is already claimed by The Muslim Indo-Caribbean Collective
The Muslim Indo-Caribbean Collective (MICC) is hosting a Critical South Asian Heritage Month Event that will be UNPACKING:
- South Asian Arrival Day and Indian Arrival Day as Problematic
- Mainland South Asian/Indian Supremacy (coined by Karimah Rahman 2021)
- Indo-Caribbean roots of South Asian Heritage Month
Date: Monday May 16th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST
Location: on Zoom (link will be sent closer to the date)
Due to Mainland South Asian/Indian Supremacy (coined by Rahman 2021), " #IndoCaribbean voices are regularly marginalized, silenced and invisibilized in #SouthAsian #Indian spaces due to problematic ‘purity/authenticity’ politics" (Rahman 2021)
"South Asian/Indian spaces, culture, history are overwhelmingly represented/equated as Mainland South Asian/Indian (coined Rahman 2018) as the default, where they have a superiority complex +are deemed the ‘authentic’ South Asians/Indians, leaving Indo-Caribbeans (+Indentured Diaspora, especially Muslim Indo-Caribbeans and Muslim Indentured Diaspora) deemed as ‘impure’, ‘polluted’+‘bastardized’" (Rahman 2021).
"This is so problematic, especially since there would be no #SouthAsianHeritageMonth without the Indo-Caribbean community, who can be attributed to its existence, by advocating, using grassroots mobilization +lobbying for an ‘inclusive’ celebration of South Asian culture in the #SouthAsianHeritageAct, 2001 in Ontario" (Rahman 2021).
"The intersectional positionality of Indo-Caribbeans are regularly marginalized, silenced, invisibilized in all these spaces +transnational diasporas with Mainland South Asians/Indians as the gatekeeper at the zenith in the hierarchy of ‘authenticity/purity’ in South Asian/Indian spaces, where they have more power/privilege in claiming South Asian-ness/Indian-ness" (Rahman 2021).
"What I coined as;
- The South Asian/Indian ‘Authenticity/Purity’ Hierarchy Theory (Rahman 2021)
- Mainland South Asian/Indian Supremacy (Rahman 2021)
- Mainland South Asian/Indian Privilege (Rahman 2021)
- Mainland South Asian/Indian Fragility (Rahman 2021)
- Mainland South Asian/Indian Colonial/Orientalist Gaze (Rahman 2021)
can be used to unpack these intersectional forms of marginalization, structural oppression +inequity"
- (Rahman 2021).
Karimah Rahman. (2021).
Muslim Indo-Caribbean Marginalization: In Indo-Caribbean, Indentured Diasporic, Caribbean, West Indian, Indian, South Asian and Muslim Spaces. The Brown Girl Diary
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