Something that comes up from time to time with Pride High is Suravi's ethnicity.
Though her skin is darker than many black Americans, she's actually Indian, Tamil to be specific. Mass media images from any country can often present a skewed image of its inhabitants, and India is no exception. Despite the billboards of women with fairer skin tones and "wheat complexions" there are plenty of Indians with skin just as dark as Suravi's. Here's a photo of a Tamil family:
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