I do not smell like curry

Anusha Ghildyal,
USA

I used to get this comment often when I was in elementary school. I would be surprised to hear this comment because it was never something I associated with myself and my identity. Now, I wonder why people would involve my Indian food to serve as a stereotype for my race and where I come from. I think racism is not an argument between people and their skin color, but far deeper in terms of gender, equality, and education. People are discriminated at the educational, social, and corporate levels, so education is important and crucial at those broader levels so that a mass of people are able to develop this sense of understanding.

 

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