Irrespective of difference in cast, creed and culture, South Asians have great influence towards white skin tone. Attraction for white skin is created when actors, actresses and elite class do struggle to enhance their beauty by making skin tone lighter.
In South Asian countries, especially Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, having white skin become a symbol of pride and gratification. From inside everyone admires so called ‘’ Gora System’’. Eventually masses having dark skin bear disrespect by system where they live.
However, this man made discrimination due to difference in skin color seems privilege for white skin masses whereas, disfranchisement for dark skin masses, all over the world.
It was reported earlier, how brutally an unarmed African-American man named George Floyd was killed by white Minneapolis Police Officer in most civilized country USA just because of racism. After this murder, Black Americans have taken out on the streets of USA against the innocent killing. Protest against prejudice led colored skinned Americans to start movement named ‘’ Black Lives Matters’’. The movement was initially supported by Black Americans, it was then prolonged when other communities including South Asians Americans started giving attention. South Asians are also outraged over innocent killing. They are oppressed being a part of this racial promoted system. Racial discrimination not only turned USA violent, but outrage spread over this brutal act has taken protestors on the streets all over the globe.
South Asian Americans are concerned as this is a ‘’white supremacy’’ case. They are called “brown people” so they feel unsafe, if this racial discrimination prolong. It is also evident that Officer who stood by as George Floyd died highlights complex Asian American Black relations.
‘’People don’t have baseline of an understanding of what anti-blackness even is’’, a Hmong American Organizer told NBC Asian American.
This statement ignited tensions between the communities of Black Americans and it is taken as a threat for South Asian Americans so, BLM is however supported by South Asians regardless of how much differences exist between these two communities.
In what extent, oppression and racial discrimination continues, it might destroy ethnical structure of society in USA. BLM highlighted the racism within country. It seems anger and emotional strain created after this incident may not retain halcyon in USA as it is globally changing the mind set of common man. Social media also plays vital role in spreading awareness against racism. In South Asian countries racial prejudice escalate by certain groups as a result oppressed citizens seem to fight for their rights. Dominant racial group gets benefit as they promote discrimination among peoples and veracity declares society is going towards racial discrimination by all means.
She is an enthusiastic Pakistan based article writer and holding master’s degree in physics. She is stay at home mom. She loves to write on different niche