Days after a series of attacks on Africans just an hour's drive from capital New Delhi and a sharp barb by foreign diplomats, the Indian government rejected that the incidents were racist in nature, pending an investigation. On this edition of We The People, we ask: Are we in denial when we say that India is not racist? Can we hope to resolve an issue without acknowledging it? Are African envoys right in terming these attacks as xenophobic or are such incidents, like the Indian government says, are criminal offences and not racial attacks? Also, how do we respond to the racially-motivated attacks against the North- East Indians?