The Fairness Nonsense
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 06/6/2007
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
I have run into White guys who are interested in Brown or girls from other countries. Long time back, a Caucasian classmate from school who liked me told me he only likes and will only date Asian, Hispanic or Indian girls. He told me he finds the dark hair, skin and eyes intriguing and loved foreign accents. That same guy thought it was cute when I pronounced my W's and V's differently. Interesting, huh? See...its a way to impress some guys ;) My point is just accept the way you are.
Didn't it ever occur that some people here in North America spend a lot of money on tanning? Some people pay quite a bit to get some of our naturally golden brown skin color. People especially women are never satisfied with themselves. People with straight hair want curly hair, while those with naturally curly hair want straight hair.
* The same person who makes shallow judgments on skin color shades will say, "Be proud of being Indian." That is such a contradiction. The natural skin color of Indians are the shades of brown. So, if you want to be proud of being Indian, start with embracing our natural brown skin.
* I don't know about our Indian accents. You all know how sexy our accents can sound. I'm kidding.