New Delhi, July 14
The South Asian diaspora within the UK usually turns into a sufferer of “casual racism” however it will possibly’t be in comparison with what the black group has to endure in on a regular basis life, stated former England cricketer Monty Panesar.
“If someone is driving a fancy car here with tinted windows and he happens to be black, he is six times more likely to be stopped by the police than others. So, the fear of the cops is in the everyday life of the black community here,” Panesar stated. “That is what my black friends tell me. They go to a supermarket store, the general mindset is that he could be here for shoplifting.”
The 38-year-old Panesar’s dad and mom migrated to England from India within the 1970s.
Sikh message of affection
“The South Asian community also faces casual racism but nothing like what the black community faces on a daily basis. Having said that, the Sikh community has been doing social work for decades and has been spreading the message of love and that people have appreciated and they love us back,” he stated. — PTI
Didn’t face discrimination
Monty Panesar stated personally, he was by no means racially discriminated in opposition to throughout his time with the nationwide crew. “I did not face it, to be honest. I was most worried about doing my job properly so that that I don’t get an earful from the captain,” he stated on a lighter observe. “If you are in a team, naturally you would have more things in common with the members of your community (be it Hindu, Muslim or Christian). But you must make the effort of mingling with all your teammates. It is very important in a team environment,” Panesar identified.