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04/24/21 Weekend Grif.Net – Dealing with Prejudice

04/24/21 Weekend Grif.Net – Dealing with Prejudice

When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of =
London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him =
intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. =
Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he =
expected from an Indian, there were always “arguments” and =
confrontations.

One day, Mr. =
Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi =
came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. =

The professor said, “Mr. Gandhi, you do not =
understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to =
eat.”

Gandhi looked at him as a =
parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You need not worry =
professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another =
table.

Mr. Peters, reddened =
with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi =
responded brilliantly to all questions. Mr. Peters, unhappy and =
frustrated, asked him the following question.

“Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and =
found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a =
lot of money, which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, =
Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of =
course.”

Mr. Peters, =
smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken =
the wisdom, don’t you think?”

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, =
“Each one takes what he doesn’t =
have.”

Mr. Peters, by =
this time, was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on =
Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to =
Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very =
hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move. =

A few minutes later, Gandhi got =
up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified, polite tone, =
“Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the =
grade.”

 

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