A suit filed against tech giant Cisco Systems for workplace discrimination against a Dalit engineer is likely to be a precedent-setting case that shines a spotlight on caste as a global phenomenon.
The Netflix series reflects uncomfortable truths not only about prejudice in India, but is also a reminder of how global those prejudices are.
Prejudice towards black people persists both in South Asian countries and their diasporas abroad. It stems from both colonialism and caste-based hierarchies.
Once again the underbelly of the Indian society is exposed and the case has become a rallying point for activists demanding a change in the laws to protect vulnerable couples.
Despite attempts to lift up marginalised communities with work and training opportunities, discrimination is still driving some to desperate measures.
Jack Dorsey stirs anger as picture of him holding a poster, referring to highest Hindu caste, goes viral. In India, centuries-old hierarchy splits Hindus into classes starting with Brahmins and ending with Dalits, formerly called "untouchables."
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