Holi

If you’re one of those people who says things like “I don’t care about skin colour! I don’t care if you’re black, yellow, green, blue, or purple!” …then you are an idiot and you should stop saying that, since I doubt you actually intend to sound condescending and dismissive, or to compare people’s real experiences of racism to the imaginary experiences of imaginary people in weird imaginary skin colours. As of tomorrow you have to stop saying it. But for the rest of today you can still say it, I guess, because today many people in India and the diaspora actually are green, blue, or purple.

It’s Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, and man is it ever beautiful.

Clicking the pics will take you to enlarged versions.
Full photoset of 20 gorgeous shots is here.
Thanks to Reub for the tip.

One Response to Holi

  1. aramax says:

    “If you’re one of those people” Starting your post like this tell us a lot more about yourself then the actual subject of this article.

    “…then you are an idiot” Opinion based on personal views are always poorly welcomed by your readership.

    “and you should stop saying that, since I doubt you actually intend to sound condescending and dismissive, or to compare people’s real experiences of racism to the imaginary experiences of imaginary people in weird imaginary skin colors.” What if somehow one of those people would come to exist someday? Evolution does spawn some people who posses odd variations of the things that we call “normal” and I don’t see someone with green or purple skin as being impossible by nature. I have always asked myself what would life be like for someone with this skin condition. Would he/she be accepted in society like a normal person would?

    I like to think that it wouldn’t matter at all but there are people out there who would have difficulties with it and racism is all about perception and reception of any type of messages.

    What is your take on the subject?

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