Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Use of Derogatory Terms

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

I’ve has noticed that we have started calling each other derogatory names such as “ref”, “FOB”, “paki”, amongst many others which I would not like to mention here. People have even started using the word “gyanni” in a derogatory way. When we call each other these words we may think its no big deal and not think twice, but if someone else of a different culture of ethnicity was to call us some of these words we would get offended and a fight would probably break out. Daas thinks that if we don’t want others calling us these words, we shouldn’t call ourselves these words either. We shouldn’t set ourselves up to be put down. The video below reinforces Daas’s point. Please take out some time to view the video. Daas hopes no one is offended by the video below.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh