1. At Indian Social Institute, Benson Town, Bangalore, a group of white Americans was asking Indians to leave lunch room & sit separately in adjacent room. A friend, who was staying there, yelled at them: "How dare u do this in India?" Stunned Americans apologised. @BlrCityPolice
2. This happened at 1pm, February 13. Indian Social Institute is a Christian run organisation so the Americans may have been part of a church group. They were occupying the main dining room where catering was going on. Indians were asked to take their food and leave.
3. There was a couple sitting in the adjacent room. When my friend asked why they were sitting separately, they said: "We are black, they are white." They later said they were Goan Christians.
4. My friend barged into the dining room, asked the Americans what the hell was going on. "This is India, don't try your racist segregation in my country," said. "Who are you to order us out of this room."
Group went quiet. Courage disappeared when confronted by a proud Indian
5. My friend then said, "I'm not going to sit with you people anyway. It is below my dignity to sit in the same room as you."
Later the US group leader approached my friend and asked him to come in and sit in the main dining area.
My friend asked him to get lost.
6. My friend spoke to the director Selvaraj Arulnathan, Society of Jesuits: "How can you allow segregation at Indian Social Institute?"
Clearly a case where an Indian Christian organisation perceives whites as their masters. #WhitePrivilege

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