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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    they come in all shapes and colours lol, but i'm targetted for having small 'chinese' eyes.

    You might have Turkic genes in you lol.
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    Can I just add I think the issue is really bad in Jamaica too, ppl proper bleach themselves over there with harmful substances


    (Original post by ZuluK)
    My mum used to wear fair and lovely! Omg the memories 😂😂😂😂😂
    LOL'ed at this wth uno

    (Original post by exoexo13)
    But aren't literally all Pakistanis white ?
    not ppl from areas like punjaab.
    other areas, yeah tend to be lighties innit
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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    they come in all shapes and colours lol, but i'm targetted for having small 'chinese' eyes.
    Really!!??? And people say that to ur face?
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    But people with white skin aren't discriminated for them to feel the need to have a tan whereas those with darker skin are discriminated which makes them want to become fairer.
    Yeah definitely. Which is why tanning is not frowned upon like bleaching your skin.
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    What does the caste system have to do with skin colour though?
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't those who were lighter skinned had better treatment under the British than darker skinned Indians.
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    (Original post by batoot)
    Can I just add I think the issue is really bad in Jamaica too, ppl proper bleach themselves over there with harmful substances



    LOL'ed at this wth uno



    not ppl from areas like punjaab.
    other areas, yeah tend to be lighties innit
    Oh I thought punjabis were the really white ones.
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    Really!!??? And people say that to ur face?
    I always get mugged by friends for being the 'chinese' looooooooool, but I remember one aunty telling me to look up how to widen your eyes looooool, i was dead.
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    Oh lol same. I think my mum still does😂😂 Tbh it doesn't even make a difference and the ads are so lame.
    Looool the ads 😂😂😂😂

    Haha I forced my mum to stop I was like it's ruining your skin 😂😂 but the packaging of a really fair skinned Asian girl lol
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    typical jungle mentality "you different to me you bad"
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Yeah definitely. Which is why tanning is not frowned upon like bleaching your skin.
    There isn't really a need for them to get a tan but people should be able to bleach their skin if they're getting discriminated for it. Surely, shouldn't those who get tans be frowned upon instead of those who bleach their skins?
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    I'm doing a project regarding this and during my research I was so disgusted to find how people with darker skin were treated differently to those with fairer skin. Fair & lovely adverts, beauty pageants...why do they all suggest that you're only pretty if you have fair skin. Opinions??? Why do they do this???
    Partly because Indian media and advertising is very westernised, so beauty ideals are influenced by European/American culture. But also partly for historical reasons: North India was invaded by various lighter skinned peoples, and so very often the ruling elite would be of lighter skin than the lower castes. The lower castes are actually of different racial origin to the Brahmins and Kshatriyas, because the lower castes are mainly indigenous Dravidians but the higher castes have Iranian, Turkic and even Greek admixture. Also low caste people tend to be outside more and may appear slightly darker due to the effect of the sun.

    Also traditionally some North Indians felt superior to darker skinned Southern Indians, because South Indians speak different languages to North Indians and have a somewhat different culture, and were historically less integrated with the great North Indian empires.
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    (Original post by Ladymusiclover)
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't those who were lighter skinned had better treatment under the British than darker skinned Indians.
    I think so as the British were white so they would've supported those with similar skin tones to themselves. However, before they came it was completely different those with dark skin were considered more beautiful.
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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    I always get mugged by friends for being the 'chinese' looooooooool, but I remember one aunty telling me to look up how to widen your eyes looooool, i was dead.
    Typical asian aunty. 😂😂
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    (Original post by Ladymusiclover)
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't those who were lighter skinned had better treatment under the British than darker skinned Indians.
    exoexo13
    That is one minor factor but the fact that the Natives of India were dark skinned is the most important. The invading peoples, the Indo-Aryans were Caucasoid a white people. When they conquered India, they made the Natives think they were inferior and that dark skin was a bad thing. This ideology has carried on over thousands of years. So getting any bit lighter matters so much to Indians hence the bogus product fair and lovely which by the way is made by Unilever, so an International company is capitalising on a horrible way of thinking because they know it will sell. Disgusting
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    (Original post by exoexo13)
    There isn't really a need for them to get a tan but people should be able to bleach their skin if they're getting discriminated for it. Surely, shouldn't those who get tans be frowned upon instead of those who bleach their skins?
    I think people should do whatever makes them feel more happier, more confident. However bleaching your skin and tanning can be harmful so people should be cautious of that before doing them.

    I do get what you mean, but even in the western society having tan skin is "in" but it is nothing something that they have to do because they are not discriminated against for having pale skin, whilst darker skin people may have been discriminated against which resulted in skin bleaching.
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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    Looool the ads 😂😂😂😂

    Haha I forced my mum to stop I was like it's ruining your skin 😂😂 but the packaging of a really fair skinned Asian girl lol
    So ridiculous that when she was dark she was unhappy and only as she got fairer, she smiled.
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    Actually if you were born in the UK it shouldn't even be that deep, forget it make yourself in this country, we live in a melting pot of cultures in the capital (Y)
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    (Original post by Eternalflames)
    exoexo13
    That is one minor factor but the fact that the Natives of India were dark skinned is the most important. The invading peoples, the Indo-Aryans were Caucasoid a white people. When they conquered India, they made the Natives think they were inferior and that dark skin was a bad thing. This ideology has carried on over thousands of years. So getting any bit lighter matters so much to Indians hence the bogus product fair and lovely which by the way is made by Unilever, so an International company is capitalising on a horrible way of thinking because they know it will sell. Disgusting
    And to say I was once proud to call myself Indian
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    (Original post by mariam687)
    lmao its not just indians, its pakistanis too lol. alot of women look at how "fair" a girl is and thats how they judge them. And I've personally experienced this. As a british pakistani, when i went to pakistan in 2010 a lot of women come up to me (by the way i was about 9 , 10 yrs old) and asked if they could get their sons married to me! asked for my rishta for all those pakistanis out there ) and they blatantly would tell me that it was because i was fair infront of my family! It was so embarassing! I think its absolutely ridiculous that people judge by the colour of someones skin. I see with my own eyes how they get treated.
    Another example is when me and my cousin went to pakistan, I am a lot more paler than my cousin who isn't even dark, shes a tanned colour, when we came into our village, everyone looked at me with surprise and awe yet they only realised that my other cousin was here too afterwards. Tbh, it makes me really sad
    Oh I never thought people in Pakistan were like that cos all of them I've met are really fair.
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    indian people are the most bad minded. one of the prettiest girls I know is of Indian descent and dark skinned she's prettier then most fair skin Indians that I've seen. Just because your fair skin doesn't mean your automatically prettier.
 
 
 
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