Brilliant article, Sangeetha.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive and utterly readable! Kudos! Bookmarking this for future reference and eagerly looking forward to read more from you. As an Indian man, I couldn't agree more with your analysis.
My tuppence based on Angela Sahini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need. I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!