So over the entire summer my girlfriend has had to lie to her family about her whereabouts every time she met me. Why?
Well I’ll tell you why. There’s two simple reasons.
1) I’m brown.
2) My ethnicity is British-Indian.
Its sad. Its put our relationship to massive strains because we can’t do normal things like have late dinner dates and so on simply because they expect her to be back early. She has very destructive cousins that think that Indians are Muslims and therefore dating someone Indian is a form of taboo. How fucking illiterate and uneducated and ill-informed of the world do you need to be to realise Indians are generally fucking Hindus and some are even Atheist like myself. Did they even fucking get anything through their thick brains at school?
For starters my parents are meant to be hindus but are atheists and so am I. She had told me they were taking the piss, trying to predict my last name, going through a list of typical muslim last names “Khan” etc and so on. Her dad had told her that he’d rather her be a lesbian than date a black person or Indian person. I cannot believe it. I’m so disgusted and horrified and in a sense it makes me ashamed of who I am. She almost went home crying today because she’s had enough of hearing all this racist bullshit from her entire family. This isn’t just specific to my girlfriends family but hundreds of thousands of people have these same ignorant views. What if I was the same person but I was coloured white? Would that make it all better? Yes, I think so.
Fuck racism, fuck ignorance, fuck these people.
- Racism is alive and well in 2014, going strong….