Colourism has been a long-standing issue in our country and society. Almost all of us have witnessed people get bullied or peer-pressured for not being light-skinned. And because of this, we’ve rarely considered that light-skinned desis may also get treated differently (as harsh as that sounds, it’s something we have to come to terms with). Now, a LinkedIn post by recruitment and branding professional Pratiksha Jichkar is calling attention to this exact occurrence.
Here’s the email that she received, where they specifically said her skin tone is ‘too fair.’
Here’s how some people online have responded to this post of hers:
What a strange situation to encounter.