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Indian American candidate hit with racist messages

An Indian American running for County Commissioner in Ft Bend, Texas is speaking out about the racist messages he’s been receiving.

“Unfortunately, we are facing a barrage of racist attacks,” he wrote on Twitter. He posted a photo of some of those messages.

“Was he even born here? one person asked. “Probably a communist.”

“We don’t need more sand negroid subhumans who smell like curry,” said another.

“I am against false gods and their worshippers winning office in Christian nation,” said a third.

Taral Patel served as the White House liaison to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Taral Patel
via Taral Patel for County Commissioner

He grew up in Ft. Bend schools and worked as a chief of staff to Fort Bend County Judge KP George.

“When my Republican opponents’ supporters decide to hurl racist, anti-immigrant, Hinduphobic or otherwise disgusting insults at my family, faith, community, colleagues and me, that crosses the line,” Patel said.

The Anti-Defamation League of the Southwest region called the messages concerning.

“In this case, we’ve been very concerned for a while that the kind of hate that is infiltrating political discussions is challenging our democracy and our democratic institutions. And, this kind of rhetoric it has no place in (this country) whether it’s Fort Bend County, Harris County, Houston anywhere in the country,” said Mark B. Toubin, the Southwest Regional Director of ADL to Click 2 Houston.

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  1. Social media and Trump have enabled and amplified hatred and white supremacy, which acts through a “social dominance orientation” to gaslight itself into believing in its own superiority and the inferiority of others. Of course this supports a class hierarchy and those who created the delusion in the first place. I hope the delusion falls flat on its face, but there is fallout. I’m sorry Mr. Patel and others have to suffer this cruelty. I think that compassion and shared humanity are stronger, but at this point, they’re not stronger than the ability to post cruelty on platforms, or stop violent attackers, like the guy who beat a 6 yr old Asian American boy with a bat in Georgetown, TX earlier this month, or the guy who broke windows and blamed Chinese people for his misfortune at the Wing Luke museum. We have to draw attention to the violent rhetoric that creates this ecosystem.

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