The recent attacks on Indians in Australia on account of racism has been nothing close to disgraceful by all means. This has been a long standing issue faced by most Indians all across the world, the most recent and well-known being the Shilpa Shetty and Big Brother issue. But before we can point any fingers at anybody, we should look at ourselves. According to me, we Indians are the most racist community of them all.
For us Indians, the fairer the complexion the hgiher social status one gets. Black never was, never is and will never be treated as beautiful. If you feel I am being overtly critical, kindly explain to me the plethora of television advertisements for fairness creams, talcum powders and what not. Apparently, if you don’t use these artificial applicants to bleach the colour of your skin, you may never get married. Talking about marriages, if someone can point out one matrimonial advertisement which states ” I am looking for a dark beautiful girl/guy to be my life partner”. What do you have to say for that?
But let’s be fair. We don’t differentiate a person only on his colour, we have other methodologies too. Who can forget the caste system in India or based on his or her physical traits. Our brothers and sisters from the North-east are called chinki (chinese)-eyed, panjus of punjabis, “kanjoos” maarus for marvaadis, gujjus for gujrathis, bongs for bengalis and madrasis for anybody remotely South Indian, we have a name for every community.
Also, were we not the same country who made racist comments about an Australian cricketer? Why are Indians then so against racism? Sit down and give it a thought guys….