Re: Tiger Mom: Some cultural groups are superior
The group superiority complex is not always benign as some may think.
If can have an unhealthy, corrosive effect to the society as whole if we are not careful.
And when backed by institutions such as government , or worse, religion, it can be devastating and hard to doaway with.
It is next to impossible to get out of it if those justifying can quote religious text to back their position.
That is the case on cast system and Hinduism in India.
Below are very disturbing and difficult images illustrating superiority complex, carried to the extreme.
In this example, the targeted victims, under the weight of several generations have been subjected to this dehumanizing practice, have grudgingly come to accept it... for their own survival.
The Dalits of India are Untouchables and are living as such, while the higher castes, Brahmin , backed by Hindu scriptures, firmly believe it is divine and should be strictly enforced in the best interest of the society.
Kids are doing exactly what they are told and grow up believing and passing it on to the next generation.
Note how the kids from the lower caste, at very young age, have "mastered" all the intricate rules that governed their daily lives.
The most damaging of the teaching is the notion that lower case kids will pollute upper cast kids if they socialize or come into contact.
Sadly, both lower cast and high cast kids, as "well taught" children observe this rule.
The teaching of and culture the Cast System is so powerful, that the notion of equality, which is fundamental in religions such as Christianity, Islam, is no match and is set aside.
Cast system and its enforcement is still very much alive within all religious communities India.
Last edited by tennislover22; Jan 29th, 2014 at 04:04 PM.