Jay Sean Seen As ‘Novelty’ In US
He says he wants to raise racial awareness…
Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:40
Jay Sean has said he is trying to raise awareness of Indian culture in the US- where he went to number one earlier this year.
The West London boy told The Independent: “I'm a novelty to them. A brown-skinned man who isn't a Muslim, and doesn't speak like the stereotypical cornershop-owning Indian.
“I've spent a lot of time in America these past couple of years, and the level of ignorance regarding Indian culture is vast. I suppose there are still not enough of us over there yet; their immigrant population is still mostly Hispanic. Fair enough, I suppose.”
Jay said he can help people know more about his culture. He told the paper: “I have an opportunity here to raise awareness, and that's always been important to me.
“I'll never be content with just walking around Hammersmith and the neighbouring boroughs in the hope that people know who I am. I want to be recognised globally and to be a positive representative for my community.”
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