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It does matter if you’re black or white: Racism entrenched in India’s pop culture, with help from Bollywood

I was in school when I first started associating danger with skin colour. My friends and I had been told by a parent to not go near strangers, who our imagination coloured in darker hues.
Mar 29, 2017
I was in school when I first started associating danger with skin colour. My friends and I had been told by a parent to not go near strangers, who our imagination coloured in darker hues. As I grew up along the shores of the Godavari in western Andhra Pradesh, this meant an almost-comical wariness of almost everyone, from the very friendly milkman and the school attendant to my mother’s office staff. Years later, I realised my phobia was no laughing matter.
Festering racism in India is back under the spotlight after a wave of violence was unleashed on Nigerian students in Greater Noida, who were beaten, kicked and punched by a rampaging mob. For the 40,000-odd Africans living in India, this was an only-too-familiar reminder of the danger the community lives under.
 
 
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Hindustan Times, March 28, 2017
 
 
 

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