Indians are the biggest and the most hard-core racists in my opinion. If that weren’t true, companies wouldn’t be bold enough to go strong with the huge number of “fairness creams” out in the market today.
I know India was this English-dominated society once where the whites wouldn’t let the “natives” board trains and mix with them. But that was over in 1947. It pains me to see how the Indian society still follows that weird concept really staunchly. And it’s made even worse by the fact that Indians are the ones discriminating amongst themselves based on color.
So what if a girl is tan? Apparently it’s still a crime. We have stupid ads that sell products like Fair and Lovely – you see a girl get a job after seven days, the job she was denied in the first place, after having used this miracle cream that gave her a whiter skin tone.
And everyone seems to be okay with it. There are actors that support these ads. Like, seriously? Why?
And God forbid if a girl is unmarried past 25. And is – as they say – dark. There’s no end to it. Relatives and neighbors swoop down upon her like birds of prey, torture her skin with pills and potions and stuff just so “a good boy” will come take her away.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we have reality shows called Savdhaan India where they show rich tan dudes get murdered for money. Aaaaaaaand now we have fairness creams for men. Go figure.
And y’all thought Trump was racist.