Indians' black skin highlights gold jewellery: Chinese daily

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  1. Oracle

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    BEIJING: Indians have black skin that highlights gold jewellery, a state-run Chinese daily says in an article that goes on to observe that even girls begging on roadsides have a "gold nail in the nose" and that Indian women don't go out without a nose ring.

    "Indian women won't go out" without a gold nose ring, says the article 'Indian beauties wearing gold jewellery' in People's Daily Online.

    The Indian government plans to issue "paper gold" to encourage people to purchase gold reserved in banks. Many Indians still scramble for this, which reflects Indian affection and reliance for gold, it said.

    "In India it will be considered impolite if women go out without any jewellery," the article, accompanied by a photograph of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai and other models, said.

    "Among all kinds of jewellery, Indians prefer gold ones. Indians have black skin and wearing gold jewellery can highlight this feature. Indian women wearing gold earrings and necklaces can be spotted everywhere. Even those little girls who beg along the roadside with an unkempt appearance have a gold nail in the nose," it added.

    It went on to add that in India "it is also very common that men wear jewellery".

    "Many Indian men wear three rings with large pieces of jewels on them."

    The daily said that for marriage, parents usually choose gold ornaments as daughter's dowry, "which not only set off the beauty of the daughter but can also serve as a kind of property in married life".

    "Because of the affection of Indian people towards gold jewellery, jewellery shops are everywhere in India. No matter in metropolises or small cities all the most luxuriously decorated and brightly illuminated shops are selling jewellery," it said.

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  3. Oracle

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    I find the racist tone queer, since they are not white either.
     
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    Indian women wear gold, Chinese women are hookers with a heart of gold ..

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    Damn I am good :D
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    It is factually correct though put in awkward words. Gold does look better on dark skins. And gold is indeed given to daughters as `stree dhan`.
     
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    No one bothers reading the original article before turning into a mud-throwing game. What can I say? Indian posters just can't get enough masterpieces of this kind by the Toilet of India(TOI).

    Original article by People's Daily

    After finishing the whole article, do you still relate it to racism?

    There is only one sentence in the article which accidently mentioned the skin color, but now it hits a nerve? I have to say Indian media is good at manipulating its readership.

    Unlike in many countries, talking about skin color is not a taboo in China, maybe that is why the author fails to take care of the sensitivity of Indian posters.
     
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    /\/\/\ That is accidental? Indians have black skin stereotypes all Indians. You are an idiot. My bad, that was accidental.
     
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    It is not my fault you are so sensitive.

    Typically Indians do have black skin, it is simply the truth. The author was just telling the truth but didn't mean anything offensive. The only mistake he made is he failed to understand that skin color could be a racism issue in India as it is being demonstrated here, a couple of Indian posters extracted one sentence from the article, taking it out of context and making the author a racist.
     
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    It's not about being sensitive. Typically Indians do not have black skin. It's prevalent in the South. Not that everybody in the south have a black skin. Try using the N word in US or UK for instance. You will be lynched, and if you survive the ordeal you'd be thrown in jail. And coming from a Government backed website, this is utterly despicable. Not only is this article racist, your Government is now upto shameful activities as well.
     
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    It only used the word black skin once and it isn't even racist--- the N bomb wasn't dropped.
    Agreed that it is generalising, but we also generalise against the Chinese and think they have mostly yellow skin, which may not be true either.
     
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    Why the double standards and whining ?? Indians of all shades have worse things to say about the appearance and mannerisms of orientals/mongoloids...

    Don't get me started on the comments passed by airport staff on East Asian travellers or about questions to N.E folk about how then came here from China.....

    Most Indians talk crap pass shytty comments even when watching those old 80's Hong Kong Jackie Chan films....

    And finally Indians have nothing good to say about Africans or Arabs either....


    The Iranians call Pakistanis Kala Naukar so do the Tajiks and Afghans
     
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    It's akin to saying all Chinese suffer from Jaundice?
     
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    Actually gold sparkles worn around the eyelids will make Chinese people's small eyes less noticeable and thereby more human. :)
     
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    Ok I don't know in what sense they reported it. But I think Chinese yellow skin hides Jaundice equally well.
    First there isn't a free press and then whatever press there is - devoids itself of the remaining credibility like this.
    Cheers to the Chinese generalization :thumb:
     
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    lead point :- BEIJING: Indians have black skin that highlights gold jewellery, a state-run Chinese daily says in an article that goes on to observe that even girls begging on roadsides have a "gold nail in the nose" and that Indian women don't go out without a nose ring.


    my comments;- even germans are not that racist

    read more at:- Indians' black skin highlights gold jewellery: Chinese daily - The Times of India
     
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    Well, if you spend enough time online talking to indians, you will understand: black skin is not kind of favorite color among indians. They prefer that people treat them as white!
     
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    Even if they do mate, it doesn't bother me and neither should it you.:thumb:
     
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    India is more than china can ever we.

    No single colour,ethnicity,beliefs,language, custom etc can be used to generalize India.
     
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    It does hit a nerve.
     
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    no worries, they never bite just chat
     
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    I dont know why ppl are getting worked up. I dont think the article mentioned anything in a racist way.



    It looks better on brown skin. Not on Gore nor on African. Look at my avatar..:p
     
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