These videos and articles focus on things that fuel my energy- global experiences, loved ones, and life learnings.
The events of the last few weeks may have surprised and opened up the eyes of many, but for me it’s nothing new. I listened to Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey about how members of the royal family were concerned about the complexion of their son’s skin. While it was sad, it was unfortunately not surprising to me. It sounds like what I have experienced within the Indian community—it is called “colorism.” It’s essentially prejudice that favors people with lighter skin over those with darker skin, especially within a racial or ethnic group. This is something I experienced not just as a child but also in my adult years. While there have been great strides made, we still have a long way to go.
The attacks in Atlanta that killed 8 people and injured many more, with the majority of the victims being Asian- Americans. The police said the “shooter had a bad day.” How can that be said...
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