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For most part of my life, the complexion of my skin has never bothered me. I had always heard about racism and the change in perception on ones complexion. But this becomes quite obvious and evident when you are away from your homeland; in a foreign territory.

If we go by historical evidence, supremacy of white people over coloured people is a common thing. For example, in India, the British ruled for about 200 years. What pains the most is that this and many such examples from history are taken as an evidence that the coloured race is inferior.

These perceptions are evident today even in the modern world. People in the developed countries now look at coloured people as foreign intruders, who have come to rob them of their jobs. The situation gets even worse if you have a beard or you wear a turban,topi or taqiyah. Because, then you are close to being stereotyped as terrorists.

If you are a coloured person with a wheatish or a darker complexion; it is taken for granted that you were brought to this country as cheap labour force with less intellectual capacity. No country can absolve itself in this matter. Recent events in the world have shown this side more strongly to us.

Terrorism and its global reach has made this situation even worse. People may not say this, but whenever there is a terrorist attack; people start giving you a different look. You become part of the stereotyping and a social suspect in the eyes of the majority.

It amazes me to understand that the white race that credits itself for stepping on the moon and curing several diseases has not yet understood the basic doctrine. Complexion of my skin does not define my intellect or character. Similarly my being a muslim does not make me a terrorist.

When we get jobs elsewhere, we are not just cheap labour. We are equally qualified to do that job. We pay taxes and contribute to our host country’s economic growth, without being a burden on the social welfare.

The migrants come to the developed countries with a hope of making a life for themselves. But they also live under constant fear of discrimination. When a chid is born in this world; he or she does not chose where to be born. The colour of their skin is an attribute of their parents’ DNA and ethnicity. The fate of any person cannot be decided based on complexion.

The east was much superior than the west in science, mathematics, medicine, philosophy and literature, when most of Europe was in dark ages and the concept of America was not even born. We all are humans who follow different cultures and religions. But this should not determine our perceptions towards one another. It’s time to breed a new generation that matures around the thought “colour of the skin does not reflect the colour of one’s soul.”

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mysecretplate · March 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

So very true Prajakta

    Prajakta · March 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much Vidya πŸ™‚ I started feeling about these things more strongly when I moved out of India..as now I am also exposed to it

boundlessblessingsblog · March 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Great post and so true there is no colour we all come in this world with forms one has to look beyond all this. Great πŸ‘ words.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Tina · March 25, 2017 at 11:07 pm

I agree, that color of skin, religion or place of birth means nothing. It’s who we are as humans, the things we do, how we help better the world, those are things that matter. We are all physically the same. My skin is white but it doesn’t mean I think I’m better than anyone else, I’m not. Live and let live πŸ’–

    Prajakta · March 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Yes, rightly said 😊. Thanks for understanding 😊

Akhila · March 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

There are many differentiators in this so called well cultured world.. when it is built into some minds, we can’t do anything.. well, I am an Indian, though I would like to believe myself as a part of a global family.

    Prajakta · March 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    If every one ponders on the concept of global family.. may be things will get better for humanity

Neethu · March 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

A v good write up…πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Prajakta · March 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you so much Vidya πŸ™‚

communicatingmythoughts · March 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

It’s actually crazy how prominent racism still is nowadays and what’s crazier is that even as people of colour we don’t always recognise these microaggressions for what they are.

    Prajakta · March 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    So true… may be because we are trying to adapt.. we sometimes give way too much benefit of doubt to other people

ssunshine14 · March 28, 2017 at 7:22 am

Well, living in India I have never faced these differences but from your POV I totally agree and hope we teach our younger generation those values πŸ™‚

    Prajakta · March 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I also never faced these problems in India. Till date I have not faced any problems abroad as well… but many of my acquaintances have. And then there is this constant fear..

      ssunshine14 · March 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Ya it happens πŸ™‚
      May you live freely from those things πŸ™‚

Letters That Matter · March 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Very True!!!

    Prajakta · March 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Thank you so much for reading the post ☺

      Letters That Matter · March 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

      You are welcome!!!

      Check out my posts also to experience my magic of letters.

      Hope you will like it:)

        Prajakta · March 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

        Surely I would love to read your blog posts πŸ‘

Zinni · March 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

Contemporary Racism!! Well penned!

    Prajakta · March 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you so much for reading the post and giving your valuable feedback. πŸ™‚

thestylebabeblogs · March 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

True

    Prajakta · March 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for reading the post πŸ™‚

      thestylebabeblogs · March 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Pleasure but the thing which you shared was awesome … ppl who r not much fair in colour are not to be decided that they aren’t beautiful … It’s a person’s heart which states if he or she is beautiful or not

        Prajakta · March 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

        So true… and superiority is virtue based on actions and not on complexion

          thestylebabeblogs · March 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm

          yahh btw can u follow my blog ..i need support right now πŸ™‚ It will be really great if u help

          Prajakta · March 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm

          sure would love to πŸ™‚

Mahrukh Ali Khan · May 3, 2017 at 4:14 am

Racism is just stupid. Physical appearance can never be the criteria to judge the soul.

    Prajakta · May 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Rightly said. I really wish people understand it sooner than later.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ˜ƒ

Prajakta · May 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

Thank you for linking my post to your blog πŸ˜ƒ

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