Racism Is Endemic. What Role for Microfinance?

Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

Racism Is Endemic

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Last June, in my hotel room in Delhi, I read in the Sunday edition of the Times of India that hiring white girls to work wedding parties is the new status symbol in Bangalore. Though this might sound surprising, alabaster skin as the ideal of beauty (and the status that goes with it) is neither new to nor specific to India. This is not a trivial matter but a deadly serious business. [read more...]