Racism has become a topic of global debate following the killing of George Floyd – a 46-year-old African-American, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on his neck for several minutes.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan's wife Aesha Dhawan on Monday (June 22) took to Instagram to speak about racism after a netizen called his son Zoravar "black" in the comment section.
Aesha posted screenshot of the remark and penned a powerful caption, questioning why people are concerned about skin colour.
In the screenshot, the comment highlighted by Aesha read: "Zorabar Son, you are black, you will remain black."
"Amazes me that people are so concerned about skin colour. If a person is brown, black, white or yellow what does it matter?" Aesha wrote in her caption.
"Funny thing to me is that certain people that are Indian have a problem with skin colour when logically and biologically brown skin is very normal in those parts of the world," she further added.
"It's like you are only denying your self. And another thing is that the more you deny your reality the more you are suffering. I own myself completely and so do my kids," she concluded.
The post shared by her has been deleted now.
Shikhar and Aesha tied the marriage knot with each other in 2012. Their son Zoravar was born in 2014.