25 February 2017

South Asians Really Need To Stop Saying The N-Word

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As people of colour, we sometimes have this idea that not being white meant going through similar struggles and hardships. And although this doesn't mean hardships and racism doesn't exist for South Asians, it's not the same and never will be. The n-word is offensive, and always will be. And South Asians can agree how anti-black many other South Asians in our communities and families can be. Continuing to use this word – even if you're not doing it in a racist way – makes it seem like we've moved beyond the issue. We haven't.

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