POLITICS

Dinesh D'Souza's Racism And The Shame Of Immigrant Self-Hatred

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza attends the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'America' at Regal Cinemas L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza attends the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'America' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

I have two shameful family secrets. The first is that when I was growing up, almost all gatherings of my extended clan would include buckets and buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a staple of our diet. The second and more serious source of self-mortification is that some of my kin—almost all of whom hail from rural India—sometimes vent anti-black racism.

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