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Up to date: June 30, 2020 9:33:09 pm
Daren Sammy has been vocal in opposition to the problem of racism. (Supply: File Picture)
Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has been fairly vocal in opposition to the problem of racism and discrimination of individuals on the idea of the color of their pores and skin of late.
Questioning why India has a cream with the title of ‘Fair & Lovely’ regardless of being a rustic of numerous cultures, the 36-year-old on Tuesday mentioned that it clearly hints at colourism.
“Your ad, Fair & Lovely clear says lovely people are the fairer people. That’s what it stands for, it hints at colourism,” Sammy was quoted as saying by Outlook in an interview.
Within the wake of George Floyd’s loss of life and the next rage over atrocities on marginalised folks, particularly the blacks, Unilever determined to rebrand ‘Fair & Lovely’ by dropping all references to colourism.
Sammy as soon as once more, in one other chat with TedEx Hyderabad, spoke concerning the significance of training and mentioned, “It is a broad topic. obviously the killing of George Floyd in us has started a movement for equality, against racial injustice, and systemic racism. People are having difficult conversations from which most people would shy away from.”
“In all this, I learned things and words that could be deemed as degrading because of one’s skin colour. I am raising issues from my platform.”
“When you talk of racism, colourism like what I spoke about in 2013-14 when I was playing, it’s about education. Educating the public that certain words that could be offensive should not be used,” mentioned the previous Sunrisers Hyderabad participant, who lately accused his teammates of utilizing racial remarks.
“I spoke about one of the biggest campaigns that is going on in India about the product Fair & Lovely, where you indirectly say to people you are lovely when you are fairer.”
“I have got feedback that it is a part of the culture but just because it is the culture it is not right. People need to appreciate everyone and a lot of education has to go into that.”
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