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Suhana Khan

Suhana Khan spoke up about colourism when Shah Rukh Khan wouldn’t. Don’t pull her down for it

While Shah Rukh Khan played a role in perpetuating colourism by endorsing a fairness cream, at least Suhana Khan has shown some spine by speaking up against it.
File photo of Donald Trump at a rally | Bloomberg

‘Left-wing’ lessons in schools about slavery, racism to blame for protests in US, Trump says

Donald Trump calls school curriculum radical, claims students are taught that US was founded on oppression, not freedom, and that they should feel ashamed of their own history.

Bollywood’s love for fair skin runs so deep that even Beyonce couldn’t escape it

American singer-songwriter Beyonce is the latest tool in Bollywood’s show of colourism. Khaali Peeli's song writers are only carrying forward an old legacy.

‘I am a cultural leech’ — White US professor apologises for pretending to be Black for years

Jessica Krug teaches African-American history at Georgetown University and even wrote a book on transatlantic slave trade.
Cosmetics

Estee Lauder is reviewing its products for skin-lightening references to avoid criticism

Estee Lauder product review will include assessing use of terms such as 'brightening' & 'lightening'. The cosmetics company was earlier confronted by employees over racial matters.
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On Slave Trade Remembrance Day, a look at how world has confronted legacy of slavery, racism

Commemorating the Haitian Revolution of 1791, UNESCO has designated 23 August as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
French soldiers making a gas and flame attack on German trenches in World War I | Goodfreephotos

In European history, the World Wars are seen as monstrous aberrations. They were not

In ‘Bland Fanatics’, Pankaj Mishra writes how books and films portray the pre-war years as an age of prosperity in Europe. But it was full of war, racism and genocide.

Yale University is accused of bias against Asian American and White applicants

Asian American & White people have only one-tenth to one-fourth the chance of being admitted as African Americans with comparable academic credentials, according to US govt.
Punjab & Haryana High Court in Chandigarh

What colour is God’s skin, asks Punjab & Haryana HC, calls for ending racial discrimination

The judge called for sensitisation workshops for police & directed all officers to stop using racial slurs in official documents.
A mural in honour of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA | @iamJustinBailey | Twitter

We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones

If the goal is to promote hope and to inspire change, it would be far better to build. The cause of justice would not be much helped by tearing down old statues.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.