May 31, 2016
Colour matters. In India, it matters a lot. We knew that much before the recent attacks on people who are being described as African nationals.
We knew that just on the basis of the persistence of fairness cream commercials, including those for men.
But black lives don't matter. For we must admit that not all people from Africa are insulted, jeered at, called all kinds of horrid names and every now and then beaten up and even killed. It is only those of a certain colour that we Indians seem to hate.
Read the rest here: http://scroll.in/article/809054/africa-is-not-a-country-how-the-indian-government-and-media-have-mishandled-the-racist-attacks