It stuck today ! Yaa…This Morning….”Skin Color Discrimination”
M is the only Indian in his class with 27 chinese kids, it has been so and he has prefectly blended. M is a favorite among the girls of his class and for heaven sake his teachers do not show even the slightest signs of any discrimination.
This morning after his shower – dressed in uniform he was sitting on the sofa sipping his milk, when he asked me the million dollar question ” Mummy why am I dark – ? ” It stuck me ! A lump in my throat that I struggled to swallow – I knew this was coming sooner or later and here it was !!! That moment !
Skin color is not decided by us, beta ! It’s given by GOD. We are Indians and we tend to have the color that all Indians have. We cannot talk about anyone’s skin color – GOD loves all his children the same way ! I knew I was blabbering, but i tried to make him understand…
His innocent face retaliated ” G said that if the skin color is black then I cannot join his team – only white color skin can join his team” – It is wrong to think that way – M ! Please tell G that we are all GOD’s children..I said
Did you tell your teacher about this – Yes Mummy – I tried, but before I could tell my teacher – My teacher said ” no complaints”. I understand his teachers handling kids the entire day should be enough stress for them.
For 2.5 years M has been a part and parcel of the same class – They have played together, studied together and napped together – but as the kids are growing they began to realize they are different and discrimination has hit these innocent souls. It is sad , indeed !
I’m sure as M’s parents – I cannot change the attitudes and thoughts of other people or their kids – But we should do what best we can to keep M’s mind from being influenced by such thoughts.
Ohh..but wait …Isn’t this a universal problem ! Don’t we face it in our own country ? What can we expect when we live thousands of kilometers away from our own !
But – Alas – Isn’t the world one nation and we are all it’s children !
Aren’t we all one caste – the Human caste ???