American dating an indian man
Dark skinned people of my country have always been looked down upon as ugly, inferior and untrustworthy in that particular order.
We advertise for fairness creams praising the virtues of a light-colored skin while denigrating the dark skin in the same breath.
Examples would be the class of people cleaning drains and public toilets, leather workers (contact with dead animals considered inauspicious).
The Caste System was tied very closely to religion and no one was allowed to break the mold.
This very base form of discrimination which I believe to be primordial, wasn’t eliminated with human advancement, but was rather given a different name in the form of the Caste System (The Caste System was a way to divide labor in ancient Indian civilizations based on profession).
For thousands of years, under this vile Caste System, dark skinned people were put into the so-called “lower” castes and denied basic human rights because of their work which was considered dirty, menial and degrading.
When I landed on US shores, I had an abundance of fairness so to speak.In the very limited context of dating and relationships, all of these biases play a huge role in determining one’s choice of partner.Indian society teaches us to reject anything dark and aspire for fairness.When she came into my life, in 2015, she saved me from an abyss of hopelessness and made me feel like I was a child again, free of regrets, full of dreams and optimistic about the next day.I was conscious about her race and ethnicity and all the precious baggage that they came with.