33 min

Unlearning antiBlackness In South Asian Communities #BlindianProject

    • Relationships

The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities. 

In episode 3, we sit down with Indian-Canadian journalist Dhruva Balram, to discuss antiBlackness within the South Asian community. Balram is culture writer well-known for publishing a series of articles on the subject. His work has been featured in, GQ, NPR, Dazed, Huck and other leading publications. After experiencing antiBlackness as a youngster, Balram found inspiration to investigate the issue further. 

"Around 2015, I was spending time with my grandmother in India. She made a passing comment about how dark I'd gotten because I'd spent some time at the beaches. That's when I realized this behavior hadn't changed, and I set off on my journey that continues to this day." 

Join us as we talk through the basis for antiBlackness in the South Asian community, and how we can help unlearn this complex issue. Topics discussed include; casteism, colonialism, colorism, Bollywood, the music scene, and much more. Follow us on social media @BlindianProject:  Instagram  Facebook Twitter

Resource Links:


Why We Can’t Give South Asian Artists Who Say The N-Word A Pass - Anupa Mistry 
Annihilation of Caste - B.R. Ambedkar


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The #BlindianProject podcast is brought to you by the #BlindianProject and hosted by Jonah Batambuze and co-hosts Nimal Jude and Arion Lawrence. It's a show that uses love to redefine relationships between Black x South Asian communities. 

In episode 3, we sit down with Indian-Canadian journalist Dhruva Balram, to discuss antiBlackness within the South Asian community. Balram is culture writer well-known for publishing a series of articles on the subject. His work has been featured in, GQ, NPR, Dazed, Huck and other leading publications. After experiencing antiBlackness as a youngster, Balram found inspiration to investigate the issue further. 

"Around 2015, I was spending time with my grandmother in India. She made a passing comment about how dark I'd gotten because I'd spent some time at the beaches. That's when I realized this behavior hadn't changed, and I set off on my journey that continues to this day." 

Join us as we talk through the basis for antiBlackness in the South Asian community, and how we can help unlearn this complex issue. Topics discussed include; casteism, colonialism, colorism, Bollywood, the music scene, and much more. Follow us on social media @BlindianProject:  Instagram  Facebook Twitter

Resource Links:


Why We Can’t Give South Asian Artists Who Say The N-Word A Pass - Anupa Mistry 
Annihilation of Caste - B.R. Ambedkar


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/BlindianProject/message

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