Did Mahatma Gandhi make racist statements?
In The Guardian article Gandhi branded racist as Johannesburg honours freedom fighter, it's stated that he said
"Many of the native [black] prisoners are only one degree removed from the animal and often created rows and fought among themselves."
and that Europeans sought to degrade Indian people in South Africa to the level of "raw kaffir [a term which at least nowadays is an offensive term for black people], whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness".
I'm skeptical because I usually hear about about his racism, along with other bad or abnormal things about Gandhi, from people antipathic to pacifism.