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SOCIETY : ML KING said "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Even around us,we see too many cases of color prejudice and how the color of the skin decides the fate of a girl(even boys,as is seen) in Indian society. Have you seen/experienced such an incident in your life/surroundings? How relevant do you think this issue is,in our 'developed' societies?

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Asked by shintsie, 27 Jan '10 10:31 am
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Yes. In our society fairness of a girl plays a major role at the time of marriage. Brilliant and intelligent gorl who are dark complexioned face tough time having a suitable groom. But all this end with the marriage. After marriage only the quality counts. I have one realtive who is very fair and not so much educationally qualified, but has his father's business to carry on. Unable to satisy himself about his qualities his father forcefully married him to a MBA girl who is working in his concern and quite brrilliant but dark complexioned. even though he married her reluctantly after some time he changes and now he is adoring her and they are so happy. I have so many instances in my circle where fair complexed girls fail and dark complexed girls succeed after marriage. The euphoria about colour evoporates within months of marriage and only the quality of mind andintelligence are valued and respected after marriage.
Answered by Josna, 28 Jan '10 11:13 am

 
  
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Yes. There are several people around us who have prejudiced views about the darker skin. Everybody wants a fair complexion. One of our neighborhood families faced a similar problem when they tried to marry their elder daughter, who was as dark as her father, faced many difficulties.Until 30 could not get a suitable match, due to her dark colour.. Finally she had to agree to marry a matriculate hotel worker, though she was a graduate. Such things are not in isolation. The society never learns from the stories that even their Devtas like Rama and Krishna were dark. Now the days are further deteriorating. Every male wants a fair and beautiful partner, though self is not. I think the bias for the darker skin is growing towards girls..
Martin Luther King was himself a Negro and it was natural for him to say so. But Do the white say so ? No. They will further torture the black. What is happening in Australia is not hidden. All the racial comments are generated out of a hatred towards bl ...more
Answered by subhash, 27 Jan '10 04:18 pm

 
  
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Dil ko dekho chera na dekho ..........but no one remembers the famous song from rajesh khana's movie.
in India this is one factor while choosing a life partner or gf/bf......but it seems people with people with higher education and better exposure to the world are changing.....they have realized with experience that looks are only deceiving and heart is what actually is beautiful....so they seem to understand it...as far as other ignorant people are considered they too learn from their EXPERIENCE although too late
Answered by shashank sharma, 31 Jan '10 02:20 pm

 
  
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Though I want say "No", but cant say "yes" even telling a lie...you would find very rare cases where this almighty gifted creature is not seggregated based upon colours...I too fail to understand " Ankhe itni pyari hoti hai, par hum aankho pe bhi parda koyon laga lete hain....?"
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 29 Jan '10 07:45 pm

 
  
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In India, the idea of beauty is often associated with fairness.
Fairness creams abound in the market, and advertisements glorify fair skin. all of us ,feel attracted to a fair colour girl instead a dark coloured,due to our old age and new age teachings.
An analysis of television advertisements of fairness products shows how they connect fairness with achieving other personal goals, such as marriage, success, empowerment, job opportunities, and confidence.
in our so called developed society ,we all are impressed or say imprisioned by these ideas.
at least not in our (indian) life a day will come when people will not be judged/attracted by the fair colour and texture of skin.
instead saying about any incident,i want to say this is the truth and no body dare to sove this problem of our nature practically.


Focus-group interviews with Indian women reveal that most agree that an obsession with fairness and its projected attributes continues to prevail despite an awarenes ...more
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 28 Jan '10 08:55 pm

 
  
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Yes, it has been like this for ages but the only sign of hope here is that things are changing pretty fast and for better. Otherwise we won't have success stories of Barack Obama, APJ Kalam, PT Usha,Lataji, Nana Patekar, Hema Malini, Rekha, Sridevi,Many big Hollywood stars and players, Dhirubhai Ambani . . . . . .and many more. All black and all very successful. On a lighter note, vaise kehte hain ki " Laila " bhi kaali hi thi.
Forget about past, in present times shintz, have you heard a single case of discrimination when it comes to selection in IAS , IPS or selections in corporate world ? ? ? ? ?
Well it may be my personal observation, but things are definitely changing and changing for better.
Answered by rajender jerath, 28 Jan '10 02:47 pm

 
  
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Yes, it's very unfortunate that even in and around the developed nations colour prejudice has become the order of the day, the voices of which still heard far and wide. Throughout his life Gandhiji fought against colour prejudice, promoted religious harmony and toiled laboriously to gain independence for his country. He was a great man who brought about many changes all over the world but especially in India. His means of bringing about change and the effect he had on people made him a respected and loved individual. Similarly as long as he was alive Martin Luther King also advocated the same feelings against an unreasonable dislike of people, who have a different skin colour which results in the unfair treatment of members of different races. Colour prejudice is not always as clear-cut as racial prejudice; often it is more refined and subtle. For instance, a fair half-caste Maori may manage much more easily in European company than a darker half-caste. The latter would be more conspi ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 28 Jan '10 10:05 am

 
  
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Unfortunately, Colour Prejudice is widespread in our Socities and I feel that it can not be wished away. Only when the masses will be educated and get to know the 'real' worth of the person in his/her beautiful mind and the golden heart, will we see the fading away of Colour Prejudice from our Societies.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 27 Jan '10 10:52 am

 
  
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