By Somali K Chakrabarti
Blinded minds, tongues
tied; morals guided by color
of skin; sucked in the
venomous vortex of bias
Reason dies, rhetoric screams!
The recent attack on a Tanzanian girl in Karnataka, has brought to the spotlight the ugly face of racism once again. Yet, many of the state govt officials continue to live in denial that the problem persists. Nurturing a hatred for any community based on their features, skin tone, language and culture amounts to racism, but can a problem be tackled unless people admit that the problem exists?
A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
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