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I Just Realised That "Nani Teri Morni" Was Racist AF, And All Our Childhoods Were Messed Up

Our biases start at home, kids.

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If you grew up in India, there were some nursery rhymes and lullabies you just couldn't avoid being played around you.

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Even if, like me, you didn't know their lyrics past the first stanza, they were still probably ingrained in your young minds.

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It's also hardly the only instance of casual racism in pop culture that we've grown up with. Bollywood has used blackface as a comedic device for decades.

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And, of course, ad campaigns have forever hammered into our impressionable minds that fair skin is essential if you want a job, get married, or achieve any kind of success in life.

While things are slowly improving, the recent string of hate crimes and racist attacks across India proves that there are a lot of people who've internalised the prejudice we were exposed to.

And even if everyone doesn't take the bigotry to more extreme levels, we can see our racism on display every day around us.

Indians are a national embarrassment everywhere.

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