With permission, I'm sharing an email that I got from an American of Indian heritage who is outraged at how 'brown' people are treated when they go to the headquarters of (RSSB) in Beas, India. I've been to Beas twice, also called the Dera. RSSB is a spiritual organization which talks a lot about oneness, humility, love, and such, but I have to agree with this person: there's a lot of hierarchical inequality in RSSB which can look like racism (and maybe it is). Westerners are treated much differently from Indians, getting special treatment and access to the guru. Anyway, here's thoughts on this subject from my email correspondent.
I've added some explanatory definitions [ in brackets] after words that will be unfamiliar to many readers. Hello Brian, just wanted to say how much I appreciate your blog being up there for people who finally snap out of their haze and realize that RS Satsang is a cult. Took me 30 years to realize that. I just found out from someone that 'White people' in Dera [ RSSB headquarters in Punjab, India] are told they are not supposed to talk to Indians in the Dera.