has a deeply raci… it seems that there’s some strange law forcing us to limit our identities to a grand total of one. As if the infinite catenations of biology and history can be boiled down to a singularity. It turns out that this method of measuring ethnicity has a deeply racist past something which we must be aware of before we can cartwheel into a post-racial world.
Brilliant article, Shourya.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive, heartbreaking and utterly readable! Kudos! Your writing is so lucid, almost poetic!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear.
My tuppence based on Angela Saini'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!