"Like most middle class Pakistanis, (my parents) were worried that the complexion of my skin will become dark if I spent too much time outside. My aunts flung concerned glances at me and my cousins during summers… and made taunting comments about our tanned skin. Thus, FROM A VERY EARLY AGE I LEARNED THAT HAVING DARK SKIN WAS SOMETHING TO BE EMBARRASSED OF.So, whilst the British government was criminalising the indigenous, white population of the UK for the new fangled, politically correct crime of racism, they were importing died-in-the-wool racists from Pakistan, who would, of course, be the beneficiaries of the anti-indigenous legislation.
My classmates were also familiar with this racial demarcation, so MAKING FUN OF KIDS WITH A DARKER SKIN TONE WAS QUITE COMMON. THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DARK-SKINNED PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN IS AS PREVALENT AMONG ADULTS AS IT IS AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL… Many companies believe that EMPLOYEES WITH A WHITE-COMPLEXION CAN MAKE A BETTER IMPRESSION ON THE CLIENTS. While looking for a suitable spouse for their sons, parents almost always give extra points to fair-skinned girls… A FEW OF MY MALE COUSINS REJECTED SCORES OF GIRLS SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN… WE’VE BEEN CONDITIONED SINCE CHILDHOOD TO HOLD THE FAIRER-SKIN TONE IN HIGHER REGARD…
While many Indian actresses have a darker skin tone, NOT ONCE HAVE I SEEN A PAKISTANI ACTRESS WHO WAS NOT WHITE. There are many Pakistani ads, songs and films that advocate the merits of having a fair-complexion. Even corporations are instilling and reinforcing this racism in our minds by promoting beauty products and creams aimed at making the skin fairer."
As I keep saying, ladies and gentlemen, THEY are at war with us. They always were, they always will be. The war will only end when YOU find the courage to be rid of THEM.