Ranjit Nair


As Interviewed by Nikita Nair, March 10, 2014
"They would rub their fingers down my arm to see if the color would rub off onto their hands."
Ranjit Nair

Introductory Profile: About Ranjit Nair

Racism and segregation has been a dreadful issue throughout our evolving world. People with dark skin or different religions have never, and still to this day, been able to do the same tasks or jobs as other human beings. Mr. Ranjit Nair showed me how the sight of segregation and racism was a terrible upbringing, and it first struck him in the highly populated country of Hong Kong at the age of 8.

My dad, Ranjit Nair, is an above-average Indian man with luscious chocolate-brown skin, black hair, and a solemn personality. He has a joyful smile that brings pleasure to his peers and has a confident and stern voice as he speaks to me about his vigorous past. With two studious Indian parents, and a passion for travel, Mr. Nair is a very diverse man with so much to offer. Now, Mr. Nair has a loving wife and two affectionate children, and he lives in Austin. Though Mr. Nair went through a traumatic past, he is up and working as the Head of Human Resources at Micron, with a former occupation as a professor at St. Edward’s University and Lewis University. Mr. Nair has a Master’s in Business Administration, a PhD in Organizational Behavior, and a Degree in Accounting.

Throughout the interview, Mr. Nair was able to answer my questions with vivid imagery about his past. I could tell that he took his time and wanted to give a well though-out response. He didn’t interrupt me as I was speaking and listened intently during the talk. Mr. Nair also used a lot of hand gestures, which could help describe the intensity of what he was describing.

Living in Hong Kong during the chaos of racism and segregation was tough. Imagine having to stand up for yourself with nobody of the same race to defend you. This period of time was really tough for Mr. Nair. I was very inspired to see that my very own dad overcame the dreadfulness of bigotry.