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Are you shocked by India’s caste system?

Technically, discrimination against “Untouchables” is illegal.

But that doesn’t stop it from being a daily social practice in India.

What most shocked some of our staff to learn about India? The caste system:

  • “I think the biggest thing for me was when I learned about the caste system that treats an entire class of humans as though they’re completely worthless. The fact that it’s culturally acceptable to treat people as if they’re animals, or even less than animals, was shocking to me.” – John
  • “I imagine how it would be if the caste system was enforced in America and I was born in the lowest caste. The whole system both saddens and angers me.” – Karen

Want to learn more about things in India that shocked our staff? Read about the plight of women or about the number of unreached people.

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