How did Indians respond to FCH? They saw it as "discrimination" against them. Burnham didn't want them to make roti. Well, didn't black people make bread with flour too? Weren't we likewise affected? NO, the Indian saw only himself as the victim!
Granted, FCH was not well thought out and rolled out too quickly, before local substitutes and/or alternatives were identified.
And yes, Burnham's good intentions were overshadowed by his megalomania.
You talking lil skont! Not every aspect of FCH was responded in a negative manner. However, it should have been more phased and the Govt should have picked on items where there are viable local alternatives. It would have taken a little longer, but become more sustainable. They went about in a heavy-handed slash and burn approach which caused a lot of disruption and hardship.
Any population needs time to adjust to a new situation. Where the discrimination came in is when the brought in KSI and had a Party-Card access model. That was GROSSLY discriminatory and racist given the Guyana Ethno-political environment!