28 Feb '17, 5am

[Mothership] NUS Business School student recounts everyday racism she faces as Indian minority

[Mothership] NUS Business School student recounts everyday racism she faces as Indian minority

In a heartfelt blog post published on Feb. 24, 2017, a National University of Singapore (NUS) student wrote about her everyday experiences on campus that can range from insensitive to borderline discrimination to plain racism. The student, Chandralekha, 23, wrote at length about the types of difficulties she faces as an Indian minority after carefully contemplating if she should put her experiences down in words. According to her, she was ominously warned before her first day in school by someone she assumed to be an Indian professor, who whispered to her in Tamil during orientation that she would have to work much harder than everyone else to succeed. The professor apparently said to her: “We are the minority here. You have to work extra hard if you want to succeed here.” That interaction proved profoundly prescient. For example, she was questioned outright why she could ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/02/nus-business-school-student-...

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