A story out of Atlanta was reported in the news yesterday (link below) about an Indian (as in from India) who was convicted of murder for hiring a hit man to brutally murder his son’s wife, who was also the mother of his grandchild since they had just had a baby, simply because she was black.
He did it because of the “shame” on his family because his son had married the woman.
Apparently the Indian man’s son knew his family would have issues with the marriage, due to their acceptance of India’s strict caste system where lightness and darkness of skin color makes a huge difference, and had tried to keep it completely hidden from the family. But clearly they found out.
Just goes to show that racism is certainly not just something between blacks and whites and not just an American thing. Indeed it could be argued that nobody does discrimination better than India did due to that centuries old and deeply ingrained and enforced caste system. Just a reminder of how much still remains to be done on a global scale.
Oh by the way apparently the murderer’s son has done the family right this time, he remarried – an Indian girl this time and he has no contact with his own baby who is being raised by his former wife’s parents in Atlanta.
Here is a link to the story: