7 Examples of The Devaluation of Dark Skin Around The World

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India

Many Indians feel their country’s disturbing obsession with fairness has been compounded in recent years with the invasion of European and American retail outlets and widespread access to information via the Internet.

“Colonial rule and its overt racism has been adopted and integrated into the society and compounded by the caste attitude. There is this caste sense of superiority, despite Indians’ default setting being dark,”  Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA), told Al Jazeera.

The deep-rooted color bias has ensured that in certain professions such as aviation, films and many other white-collar jobs, people with fair skin are generally the preferred choice.
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