Maybe white people who tell us to, “get over it”, just live in sincere and blissful ignorance of the realities of their own domestic workers.
As someone of Indian ethnicity myself, I often heard advice from my older relatives telling me not to go out into the sun for fear of getting too dark. I saw my grandmother use Fair & Lovely and cover her face with powder to look fairer. When relatives told me that I had gotten ‘darker’ from being in the sun too much, I always used to wonder why that was something to be ashamed of; something to worry about.
Gender equality is an issue, race is an issue, equal marriage is an issue, I could continue but I think you can catch my point. I think it’s time that we reach within ourselves for the answers to all of these questions.
At the Oscars, Chris Rock, who ironically made it a point to address the lack of diverse representation at the awards ceremony, also made an insensitive joke that played to Asian American stereotypes and child labor.
While it is true that black people can be prejudiced towards white people, they cannot be racist towards them.
Silence is a powerful weapon and is a sign of acceptance. It is the beast that allows acts of violence, ignorance, and racism to be seen as acceptable behavior in our world.
White people in America are angry, and this is what Donald Trump’s presidential bid is all about.
The reality is the model minority myth of Asian Americans is prevalent beyond whiteness – black and brown people harbor it too.
This is what an organization that is totally out of touch with the public, looks like.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”