“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”

So first of all what is RACISM???

A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.

Well this is what we read in books and on internet today but lets talk in a general language of emotions which is actually lacking in this generation.

Problem is people in this era think they are smart and can handle everything being practical but hell no……no one can just find solution to problems by being practical. Its life and life is nothing without emotions.

Racism is basically discrimination made by some human beings who love to judge the outward appearance,caste,creed, sex etc without understanding that they are no one to judge.


Being from INDIA where three forth of  our population are dark skinned I observed something which taught me a lesson. Race is a social concept; it’s not a part of our DNA, we learn it as we grow up. Our mind is race doubter until society teaches us that not all skin colors are equal. The color of our skins are indeed determined by the sun. I’m not talking about getting tanned. Nature is unbelievable ; human skin has adapted over centuries as our early ancestors migrated across our planet.There’s a direct relation between skin color and latitude and even altitude in sense of geography. The closer to the Equator, the darker the skin of those populations  the body creates a shield to protect itself from ultraviolet rays. Still may educated people support superstitions and racism. It’s sad actually very sad that in our generation where education is at it’s peak,many people still practice racism to a great extent.


When ever I come across any ad on fairness creams or treatment whether on TV or internet, I often wonder is being dark skinned is such a big issue or is it like having fairer skin gives u more prestige???

Well the yearly sales of these products says it all……

The great profits in the marketing of these products somehow shows us the reality of today’s world. People are eagerly and impatiently using a lot of money on these products with a hope that may be they will get a shade fairer skin-tone…….but see not many people are interested in donating some amount of money in some orphanage or old age homes.

One thing I observed that people know that these treatments and stuff actually doesn’t work but still they easily get fooled by the advertisements and use there money.

No offence, but are all these efforts to get a fairer tone necessary???

These small small things gives a larger stage for racism.

Well life is a grindstone,whether it polishes us up or grinds us down depends on us.

So, I will like to conclude by saying that we all are humans so we should not forget our humanity. Racism destroys lives, we people can at least make small initiatives to stop it.     


Published by Ava Tripathy

Let me introduce myself, I'm a human searching for reality without losing morality. My name is Ava, more precisely Ava Tripathy, the face behind the blog Avem. Humorist Indian by Nature and Sarcasm in Vein. Unpredictable and absolutely a philosophical one.


  1. You’re right. Even after years of independence, Indian society is racist to its core. It’s not as prevalent as it was in pre-independence era, but it’s still there.
    Advertisements sucks tbh. All the social media campaigns of beauty products try projecting fair skin as superior, and in fact they make us believe that dark toned skin is some sort of injustice; people with dark skin are shown as all gloomy and sad.

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    1. I feel the situation will only change when people start accepting and believing themselves more,so that they remain satisfied however they are.Their confidence in themselves will only gradually change the situation.
      Anyways,happy to hear your views Abhishek 😊

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