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This Black Community In Gujarat Identifies As Indian But Faces Incredible Racism

"The chemistry between Indians and Africans is not that good. Some of them don't trust us."

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In the latest episode of their Pop Up series in India, BBC spoke of racism in India through experiences of Africans living in the country.

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Benjamin Pratt, who suggested the story to BBC, spoke about the experiences that he and his other friends from Africa have had in India.

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BBC

The BBC team took Pratt on a trip to meet Gujurat's Siddi community, which comprises Indians of African descent.

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Pratt was pretty psyched about the idea.

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Once there, members of the community said that they also faced the same questions that Pratt faces in cities.

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BBC

Siddis are Indians by birth and citizenship, though they retain some African identity.

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While racism still persists, Pratt left with a change in the way he saw India.

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