India Outline 3

Reverse discrimination although not fully effective

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Unformatted text preview: astes remains the most signiFicant of India’s social divisions •Although industrialization and urbanization have made the caste system today more permeable and Flexible than it once was, it remains socially, politically, and economically important •Neither class identity nor income inequality are as severe in India as in many other developing countries, those in the lower ranks of India’s caste system are typically also the poorest, with the scheduled castes the poorest of the poor ! ! Dalits, outcastes and untouchables In an effort to redress this discrimination against the outcastes, or Dalits, the government established afFirmative action programs reserving: 1. Jobs 2. Scholarships 3. Seats in the parliament ! Reverse Discrimination? •Although not fully effective in leveling the playing Field...
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