Colourism, colonialism and migration all factor into the complex relationship between the black and asian community, globally. South Asian’s are in an intricate position of being oppressed by the system of whiteness, yet are simultaneously complicit in the oppression of the black community.
As a therapist, do you hold any biases?
Our communities have become inextricably linked in some beautiful ways. But we’ve also contributed to some of their racial trauma. There is no doubt about it.
Have you thought about how this dynamic plays out in the therapists chair?
Have you ever had a stressed south Asian client in a secret relationship with a black partner?
Have you wondered how double migrants from India to East Africa to the UK/USA have been impacted?