Black and White.
Posted on June 7th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

White-skinned invaders came to Africa and Asia and made colonies settle down. Most of them not only scraped the national wealth and sent it to their counties some of them settled down in these countries and started living with local women leading to children becoming lighter in skin colour.

In South Africa and in few other countries including Asia  the population gradually became light-skinned

Some of the light-skinned people in Asia were the decedents   of Light-skinned Arabs who migrated via Hambantota ( we call them Hambayas)  and yet some remained darker due to the Arabs who came from Arabic world of dark-colored people 

Despite all these intermarriages and having children of darker colored decedents, white people consider all darker people are inferior to them

In America, it is quite obvious and many other white communities are racially biased 

It is difficult to understand why the whites think that they  are superior and some in our part of the world also think done way 

The irony is that dark-skinned people especially women try to make their skin  white by applying various herbs and creams because their own men prefer light-skinned partners 

I even wonder whether we had a leader who was dark-skinned other than Premadasa. I wonder whether we like light-skinned politicians?

Then why we lament about whites who discriminate dark-colored people?

It is quite interesting to listen to the song in the attached video 

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera
CEO Walkers Colombo Shipyard
Sri Lanka

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