Frieda Pinto: India is a racist country.

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On Fair Skin Obsessed Indians:

Skin-lightening products are a big seller in the Indian cosmetics industry. On one of my trips to Los Angeles, someone walked up to me and said, “You have the most beautiful caramel-chocolate skin.” In L.A. everyone is sunbathing or going to tanning shops; I wish the 1.2 billion people in India could have a little peek into this culture and appreciate what they have


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I was rejected by Bollywood for all kinds of things: I wasn't fair enough, I didn't look Indian enough or I was too thin (in a certain zone). In fact, someone wanted me to get some kind of a job-a plastic surgery-done.

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The views expressed by the rapists' lawyers in the film(India's Daughter) are shockingly harsh. "If you leave a diamond in the street, surely the dogs will take it," essentially meaning it's the victim's fault she was raped. How much have you encountered that view in India yourself?
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Colourism is not the same as racism and whilst I am aware of the existence of deep issues in India, attacking an entire nation of billions of people is in itself racist.
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There's is a very high population in India, of course there's gonna be a higher amount of groups of wackjobs.
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Colourism is not the same as racism and whilst I am aware of the existence of deep issues in India, attacking an entire nation of billions of people is in itself racist.
Don't Northern Indians have an Aryan heritage (and complex)? If so do you think that edges it to racism or not?
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She didn't say it was a racist country but that they had a big colourism issue, which is true.
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Don't Northern Indians have an Aryan heritage (and complex)? If so do you think that edges it to racism or not?



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It is pretty bad though, I know a few indian guys who seem to like a few women just because they're white.

I mean, these women are not great to look at and have the crappiest personalities. It kinda breaks my heart to see it get this bad.

Seen it happen with a few black folks as well, don't get me wrong if it's out of live then it's perfectly but some sort of fetish, it's wrong.
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Colourism is not the same as racism and whilst I am aware of the existence of deep issues in India, attacking an entire nation of billions of people is in itself racist.
I'm black myself and I'm very well aware of what colourism is but you on the other hand... Colourism is a subtext of racism, that is, a branch of the same tree not an entirely different concept.

India is racist to dark skinned people and no I'm not talking about black people when I say dark skinned. I'm refering to dark skinned Indians which exist that mainstream India wants to associate with.

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I'm black myself and I'm very well aware of what colourism is but you on the other hand... Colourism is a subtext of racism, that is, a branch of the same tree not an entirely different concept.

India is racist to dark skinned people and no I'm not talking about black people when I say dark skinned. I'm refering to dark skinned Indians which exist that mainstream India wants to associate with.

India in the Media:
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FFS you're missing the point.


I'm not saying it's acceptable, but it's not the same as racism because they're the same race. It's like when British people take the piss out of gingers.
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FFS you're missing the point.


I'm not saying it's acceptable, but it's not the same as racism because they're the same race. It's like when British people take the piss out of gingers.
I think certain groups of people in India are ethnically distinct.
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India Is very colourist, although it is definitely not only India, from where I originate from it is extremely colourist too unfortunately, they worship lighter skinned people ( Mostly females ) and look down own darker skinned people. I think It is a very common collectivist societies.
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On Fair Skin Obsessed Indians:

Skin-lightening products are a big seller in the Indian cosmetics industry. On one of my trips to Los Angeles, someone walked up to me and said, “You have the most beautiful caramel-chocolate skin.” In L.A. everyone is sunbathing or going to tanning shops; I wish the 1.2 billion people in India could have a little peek into this culture and appreciate what they have


On Bollywood:

I was rejected by Bollywood for all kinds of things: I wasn't fair enough, I didn't look Indian enough or I was too thin (in a certain zone). In fact, someone wanted me to get some kind of a job-a plastic surgery-done.

On Conservative Indians:


The views expressed by the rapists' lawyers in the film(India's Daughter) are shockingly harsh. "If you leave a diamond in the street, surely the dogs will take it," essentially meaning it's the victim's fault she was raped. How much have you encountered that view in India yourself?
India's social system is stuck in the 19th century.

The only people outside of India that like India are the dumb gap yah sorts who think going there for a couple months means they're culturally enlightened.
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