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People tease me for being black.

Question :  People tease me for being black. My parents give me a lot of career tension. I don't respond to the people who tease me immediately but later I feel very bad and unhappy.  Teentalker

Dear Teentalker,

Thanks for reaching out. 

It can hurt a great deal when people make fun of you and that too, on the basis of your skin colour, something you have no control over. 

Also, thanks to the culture we live in, there are certain stereotypes that are deeply rooted in our society; like, for example, 'Fair skinned people are good looking, dark-skinned people are not.' The other stereotype that runs deeply in our culture is that people who have sharp features are considered better looking as compared to others. Fortunately, all of that is changing slowly but surely, though things will t.....

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