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Humans of Indu: Indian and Proud

Updated: Feb 15, 2019

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In this week's segment, we will be sharing the experience of a woman of color with discrimination.


"When I was younger, I heard a lot of racial slurs such as the stereotype about Indian people being dirty and not washing their hands after using the bathroom. There was this one time when I heard people whisper to each other that I was dirty because of my skin color. I have also been called ‘roasted meat’... As a result, I wanted to have a different skin color and even tried many lightening products. This kind of experience gets ingrained into your head, especially when you experience colorism at a young age…it felt weird that I looked different than everyone else. I feel really good being South Asian and having people from the same community to confide in. I think as we grow older, we become more accepting. But I haven’t had any similar experiences since and that’s a good thing!"




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