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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Colour Discrimination


prabhakar said...

Loved reading your article, very nicely written to open the eyes of the society. Born in India and currently living abroad- I get asked if I feel discriminated here(in a new place). The answer is no- As a dark complexioned female professional, I faced discrimination in India-where people continue to discrimate again race, sex color, socio economic status and even based on languge. India is a nation of dark skinned people(compared to caucasians) and its ridiculous how people who are a shade lighter consider themselves fair and disciminate others. Here people going to tanning booths to get darker.Call me unpatriotic- but unless racism ceases to exist in India- I will not want to choose to live in such a society.

Sophia said...

I somewhat agree with the previous commentor too.

When I was in India I was fortunately being brought up in a very broad minded society where I was never made felt that I am a brown skinned person. I studied, I worked and I achieved a lot in terms of goals and knowledge.
But marriage proposal changed the whole scenario.

My in laws when they first saw me, didn't actually notice my etiquettes, knowledge or my compassion and generosity but they rather tried to reject me saying "ponnu konjam color kammi" funniest thing is that I am actually fairer than the groom. But no one from our family thought about it even for a second.

So these people want a girl who looks like kareena kapoor but at the same time she should of their same caste and sub caste with all the knowledge to manage family but also with all the dumbness or so called "adakkam" to keep quiet and dance to their tunes all the time.


Sumathi said...

I like the article. I agree with the previous comments