Nigerians in India speak about racism. “If you are black, they consider you as trash,” says Nigerian student.
The attack set off a back and forth between the Nigerian and Indian governments. On March 29, 2017, five Indian men were suspected of attacking Nigerians were arrested.
The Stream, a programme on Al Jazeera has put a spotlight on the xenophobic attacks. They reached out to Nigerians in India to understand what it means to be a black person living in the Asian country.
“They see us as cannibals; they see us as prostitutes; they see us as drug addicts,” says Mina Wumbey, a Ghanaian student in Hyderabad, referring to how she feels stereotyped as an African in India. Wumbey told The Stream that not all Indians are racist, but in her experience “the majority are” .
A Nigerian student Sadiq Bello spoke about his experience. “If you are black, they consider you as trash.“