Tried to obtain a law position in bombay closer to

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Tried to obtain a law position in Bombay, closer to home, but it was in vain. Was offered a law position in South Africa, which is where the next part of Gandhi’s life comes in B. South Africa B.1. Had a very big impact on Gandhi’s life B.1.a. Shortly after arriving in South Africa, he experienced mush racism and discrimination against Indians B.1.a.i. One incident is when Gandhi was riding in a first class apartment in a train. A white man complained, and Gandhi was asked to move to third class. He refused; consequently, he was thrown off the train. This incident left a huge impression on Gandhi that stayed with him for the rest of his life. B.1.a.ii. Resolved never to use violence or force as an alternative for a solution to a problem B.1.a.iii. Also had hard times getting into hotels because of racism, and discrimination B.1.b. All these occurrences and events irritated Gandhi, leading to his first move as a public figure. B.1.b.i. Made a speech to a group of Indians living in South Africa
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B.1.b.ii. In his speech, he asked everyone to be clean and sanitary(which shows later in his life), B.1.b.iii. He suggested that his fellow Indians should come together and put all differences aside, work as hard as they can, and learn English and speak fluently. Only then, he emphasized, would they be able overcome racism and discrimination and be allowed the political and social stature in society that they have wanted and deserved B.2. Satyagraha B.2.a. Gandhi had become a very successful lawyer, but he could not ignore the suffering of his fellow Indians that he witnessed everyday B.2.b. Indians were being subjugated by the South African law, and he felt something had to be done B.2.c. Began living life according to the principles of B.2.c.i. Ahimsa – nonviolence B.2.c.ii. Satyagraha – seizing the truth B.3. Petitioning against South African government B.3.a. 1894-1898 Gandhi peacefully petitioned against the South African government to help end discrimination against Indians
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B.3.a.i. Did this by civil disobedience B.3.a.ii. Accept imprisonment B.3.b. He achieved small triumphs for equal treatment to Indians, which helped bring about the Natal Indian Congress B.3.b.i. Educated Indians in South Africa B.3.b.ii. Organized South African Indian community B.3.c. Kept this up for 20 years C. Back in India C.1.
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