Acccording to this NPR article, the man famous for his teachings of non-violence was not only deeply spiritual, but also deeply racist!

In 1903, when Gandhi was in South Africa, he wrote that white people there should be “the predominating race.” He also said black people “are troublesome, very dirty and live like animals.”

Gandhi apparently had other flaws, the #metoo movement is questioning his sexual practices (don’t know what the problem is there…)

Apparently, Gandhi believed in a “pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity,” a notion that his being rejected by a generation of nationalists.

But Gandhi has achieved sainthood status in India, and rightfully so. His teaching have inspired all of India and indeed the world.

This just goes to show that you do not need to be perfect to be great.

Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny