The recent deadly flooding has brought new evidence of caste discrimination in India. Journalists have reported that Indian officials have been rescuing “untouchables” last — bypassing tens of thousands to rescue higher caste members. The Dalits — the lowest people on the Hinda caste ladder — have been left to struggle to survive as dozens have drown and 1.2 million have been forced from their homes.
Despite India’s emergence as a major economic power, it continues to struggle with its caste system and the intense prejudices against those in lower castes. For another recent example, click here.
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