Kajol's sister Tanisha Mukerjee faces racism in New York


Kajol’s sister Tanisha Mukherji faced racism in New York while she was on a tour to America for CRY America charity. She faced racism at a hotel where she is put up. The actress claimed that one of the African-American employees made insensitive remarks about her.

"I don't understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn't speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It's traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier," Mid Day quoted the actress as saying.

She further said that the hotel staff was unsupportive and very rude, She added, "I was trying to record the incident on my camera. The video I posted online ends abruptly because the guy stopped me and told me to switch my recorder off. It's unfortunate when you experience something like this in a land that stands for rights and liberty. I am saddened that an African-American behaved like this, considering they have experienced discrimination themselves."

The actress also took to Twitter to share her experience. She wrote, "Racist horrible people." 

The actress also revealed that she asked the hotel authorities to call the police to report the issue but they denied her request and  also didn’t allow her record the incident as well.