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Friday, April 29, 2011

On Racism

Ex-girlfriend: My parents said no
Me: Why?!
Ex: Cuz you're a pathan
Me: Pathan? I don't even know Pushto, we all speak Urdu! My ancestors were Persian!
Ex: That doesn't matter, your name is KHAN.
Me: Not that this is important but we're Yusuf Zai, who are generally NOT regarded as pathans as far as I know
Ex: They won't meet you, even if you're an urdu speaking pathan from India, pathan is pathan.
Me: Isn't it good enough for them that I'm a Sunni-Muslim Pakistani?
Ex: No
Me: Okay.


Potential girlfriend: My parents will say no
Me: Why?!
Potential: Cuz you're NOT a pathan
Me: But I AM a Pathan! So what if I don't speak Pushto? My name is Khan!
Potential: You're an Indian pathan, not a real one.
Me: But someone told me that pathan is pathan!!!....
Potential: No, you have to know Pushto and you have to be from Peshawar.
Me: Isn't it good enough for them that I'm a Sunni-Muslim Pakistani?
Potential: No
Me: Okay.