Pinky, Pinky, What Race?
Pinky, Pinky what colour
We used to play as a child.
As a teen we learnt abt different colours
As an adult we came to know about race
We dont play pinky pinky, what race? now a days! !
We accepted racism,
We were not surprised,
bcoz by then we were adult,
Started accepting things as it is,
We lost the habit of questioning everything as a child it seems!
In VIBGYOR tell me which colour is predominant, Is it white?
In rainbow which color has got high percentage, Is it white?
How can one discriminate among equals,
We talk abt racism, as an Indian we dont follow it?
We hunt for white brides for our grooms, I may ask why?
The foreigner look still strikes in our mind,
We have built an attitude of inferiority among ourselves,
Chuck out that, come in light.
Dont be under false notion of black and white.
Ignorance can be overlooked,
But racism under cover must come to book.
We tolerate thats our guilt,
Stop it and instead shout for it!
(Related with recent attacks on Indian students in Australia)
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