ARE SOUTH ASIANS RACIST?
Date/Time: 30 September/3pm UK time
Racism in South Asia is seen, even by the very highly educated, as something that 'white' people do to non-white others. It is in fair measure an inheritance of its colonial past where exclusionary power and attendant discrimination merged and emerged in the person of the white 'coloniser'. This narrative has its own truths, but what marks it is its astonishing unreflexivity, a near-complete lack of acknowledgement of the several colourist, ethnic, religious, economic, and other forms of segregationist and endogamous practices that mark the everyday life of South Asians in the region and across the world in their thoughts, ideas, and practices.
This event is part of our TOUGH TALK series, which argues the questions that are all too real in South Asia but refuse to be discussed, and asks the answers.
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