Paul Varghese - Quick Word of Advice

Dillon Garcia, Paul Varghese & Rudy Moreno Season 1, Ep 2 10/13/2011 Views: 20,432

If you are not Indian and you see a movie about India, don't think you can suddenly relate to Paul Varghese. (1:05)

don't think all of a suddenyou can relate to me,

like we have this... likewe have this magical connection.

I get this, literally, oncea week for the last three years.

"Oh, my God, you're Indian?

Have you seen Slumdog Millionaire?"

(laughter)And that's wrong,

'cause you wouldn't do itto anybody else.

"Oh, my God, you're black? Haveyou seen Big Momma's House?"

"Oh, my God,you are so damn ugly--

have you seen Shrek?"

"Oh, my God,you only have one leg.

Have you seen Footloose?"

The last time I flew,I actually had

a guy tap me on my shoulderand he yelled at me.

He told me to turn my iPod off'cause it was too loud.

Yelled at me in frontof all the passengers.

Turned around,it was a black guy.

He was doing the thing

that some black guys have doneto me in the past.

They think since I'm not black,

they can be aggressiveand yell at me,

and I'll be scaredand intimidated and back off,

but I wasn't scaredand I didn't back off.

You know why?

Black guys are intimidatingon the ground.

I'm a brown man on a plane;this is where I intimidate.




Like the,like the sky is my hood.