torsdag 25. februar 2016

India's caste system: Outlawed, but still omnipresent

Growing up in India, I remember our middle school civics teacher telling us clearly: caste discrimination was a thing of the past. 
And yet, not really. Yes, the system that forced so-called "untouchables" to clean public toilets was outlawed; yes, the importance of one's caste was eroding as India grew more middle class, especially in the big cities. But we all knew that caste clung to us all. It was everywhere. Read more