If we are not racists then how come we use fairness products?We say it loud as well as we say it clear. Do we mean what we say? We deny that we are racists but keep continuing doing such things that lead to discrimination giving way to racism. Isn't it true?
In India, it was during British rule that discrimination was more evident than ever. Since then we have never taken a step back. Instead, we have full-fledged supported racism. There is nothing wrong with being fair. However, if we turn it into an obsession and measure beauty only in terms of fairness, don't you think we are becoming racists? What is wrong with colored skin? The answer is nothing. It is as beautiful as fair skin is.
If we are buying fairness cream, which promises to make our skin a few shades lighters, it means we are not happy with our skin tone. Knowingly or unknowingly we are promoting racism. In spite of that, we say that we stand against it.
On the other hand, beauty products such as cleansers, exfoliating agents, anti-aging creams are meant to take care of our skin. Thus, it is not wrong to use them. It is not even wrong to use fairness creams. There is no such rule that states we cannot use them. However, if we are using them, what does it has to say about our belief system. Doesn't it clearly state that we have not given much thought while purchasing such products or while using them? It also states that we choose a fair skin tone over dark tones. Isn't it racism?
How do you feel about the whole matter?