Racism from my own community

It is great to start sharing stories about racism, as a lot of people do not understand what it feels like. I for one spent a lot of my younger years believing I had never faced racism. However as I got older I reaise I had but had just brushed a lot of it off or blanked it out or worse still laughed it off.

The racism I faced was from other Asians as my skin tone is very dark and therefore Pakistani’s and other “light skinned” Asians would call me ugly or other names. It hurt as it was something I had no control over, this was me. At least “white” racists were racist regardless of your skin tone but when it comes from your own community that hurts a lot.