Indians have no moral right to protest against racism (“Pigment of our imagination,” Sept. 19). We discriminate people on the basis of their complexion. Our movies poke fun at dark-complexioned people, especially women. Let us change ourselves before criticising others.
S. Gajenthira Siva,
A comparison between Indians’ beauty perception and Americans’ racist perception is not proper. A few Americans spewed venom on Nina Davuluri after she won the Miss America title not because she was unattractive but because she belonged to another race.
A dislike for dark complexion and a dislike for dark race are two different things.