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New Delhi: South Asian expatriates in Britain often fall prey to “accidental racism”, but the black community may not have to bear the brunt of everyday life, it seems that the former England spinner of Indian origin Monty panesar.
Speaking to PTI, Panesar said racial profiling The black community has to end in their own country and the authorities should prepare a five-year plan to eradicate the threat.
“If someone is driving a fancy car here with vented windows and it turns black, it can be stopped by the police six times more than the others. Therefore, the fear of the police of the black community here In everyday life …
“That’s what my black friends have told me. They go to a supermarket store, the general mindset is that they can come here for shoplifting. If I keep something in my pocket, I won’t notice, but they constantly They go through stress. Even when caught, they did nothing, “said Panesar, who took 167 wickets in 50 Tests.
Like the rest of the cricket community, the 38-year-old was also moved by the stirring speech given by the West Indian. Michael holding Against racism on the first day in the first test in Southampton.
“There should be a five-year plan for quick change. If there is no change after the speech is made, then there is no point. The speech that Michael Holding gave, I have not seen anyone else deliver such a powerful message.” He hit the nail on the head.
“And what better way to end racism than through cricket, through sports,” said Panesar, whose parents moved from India to England in the 1970s.
Born and reared in England, Panesar said that he and his community have experienced casual racism, but blacks have worked very hard on him.
“The South Asian community also has to face casual racism, but there is nothing like facing the black community on a daily basis. He said, the Sikh community has been doing social work for decades and spreading the message of love and people. Has appreciated them and they love us.
“But when I talk to my black friends, they fear that the police may have caught them even if they have done nothing wrong. It’s high time we want to stop them. Educate them. Should go, give jobs to white-collar people like others. ”
“Sub-consciously we are so prejudiced against the black community that we don’t realize it, we don’t accept it. We need to get it out of our system.”
Panesar, who played for England from 2006 to 2013, said that there was never any racial discrimination during his time with the national team.
He said, “I did not face it to be honest. I was most concerned about doing my job properly, so that I would not meet the captain sooner.”
“If you are on a team, naturally there will be more things in common with members of your community (as it is Hindu, Muslim or Christian). But you should try to get along with all your peers. . This is very important. A team atmosphere, “Panesar reported.
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