India's caste system, a pre-feudalistic division of labor that assigns one's line of work at birth, has persisted into the 21st century in defiance of every civilized notion of justice and equality. Why? The usual answer is the need of the privileged upper castes for cheap labor to do their dirty work. But as Shikha Dalmia explains, there is an even more tragic explanation. Untouchables cling to their caste because it offers them the best possible life, even in modern India.
Conservative Twitter Pounces on Obama, Clinton for Expressing Sympathy for ‘Easter Worshippers’ Killed in Sri Lankan Attacks
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Ashley Foster was jailed and inspected by child protective services for a mistake beyond her control.
Incarcerated people are already paying their debt to society. What good does it do the rest of the population to take away their right to have a say?
Like Warren, I'm a fan of the Dragon Queen. But Warren overstates the character's virtues and minimizes her flaws - sometimes in ways that reveal shortcomings of Warren's own worldview.