|Washington, D.C. April 19, 2009. USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) strongly condemned Rush Limbaugh's comments made during his radio program on April 10, 2009.
Rush Limbaugh, during his radio program on April 10, made an insulting comment about Indians who work on outsourced projects. While responding to a listener's call on the flight of jobs leaving the United States, Rush Limbaugh called Indians who handle outsourced jobs as "Slumdogs" and said that these jobs have gone for economic reasons and will not come back to the United States. Although the caller did not make any references to India, Limbaugh's comments portraying Indian workers as "Slumdogs" and blaming India for the loss of jobs is completely unwarranted.
USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said "that the use of the term "slum dog" in a derogatory manner by a very popular radio host is a terrible distortion of the message of an award winning movie. The use of the term in such a manner must stop since it gives a message that it is acceptable to use that term to denote a group of people or a profession."
To show your protest, please see the link to the petition http://tinyurl.com/Limbaugh3 launched by USINPAC, sign it and forward it to your contacts. These signatures will be provided to the producer of the Rush Limbaugh show. Your voice is our strength!