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Hindustan Times

Article Summary   by:Puja B Subramaniam    
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Recently there was a big hue & cry across the globe condemning the racism act against the Indian Actor Shilpa shetty by Jade Goody on the television reality show “Big Brother”. The UK made its generosity & acceptance for dark skinned people apparent through its poll. Shilpa’s win in the show was considered the victory of people of UK.The whole episode of criticizing Jade & appraising Shilpa’s attitude on the show successfully embossed the fact on everyone’s mind that “RACISM EXISTS NO MORE”. If it was the fact, the contemporary world could receive no better news than that, but the reality differs. The picture painted by media portrays only the cream of the society. The people who defeated racism belonged to the powerful lot. They were the rich & famous who constitute a very small part of the actual number of people confronting racism. There are millions of Asians in the western world who are assaulted by these racist every now & then. But as they don’t belong to the elite class they are devoid of their right to fight against the injustice. Their voice is less heard & it hardly matters if they survive or succumb to the ongoing racist act against them. No one takes a toll of sufferers as their existence hardly matters. Their tears & sighs bring no storm in the political world or the dream land of media. Even if assaulted by racist, the students have to keep mum & continue studies for their future, the employees have to keep working for their family and the rest of the Asians have to carry on for some or the other convincing reason. The one common peaceful thought in everyone’s heart echoes – “Who cares if one dies…thank goodness we are intact. Who cares if one’s assaulted…thank heavens he wasn’t a kin”. Who cares if there’s racism….thank media it wasn’t eminent to the world
Published: January 31, 2007   
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