[WSMDiscuss] Sign the Petition- Stop Caste Discrimination in Silicon Valley and the US
uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Tue Jul 21 20:10:30 CEST 2020
Greetings!A caste based discrimination suit has been filed against CISCO, the American ITcompany. It was widely covered by the media in the US and India too.
TheAmbedkar King Study Circle, based in California, US, has issued a statementdemanding an end to caste based discrimination in Silicon Valley and the US. Onthe links given below you could read the statement and also sign the petition.
No need to send yourendorsement to me or back to this listserve.
Dopass it on to others in your circle/network.
Solidarity Statement to End Caste Practices in Silicon Valley and theUSA
AmbedkarKing Study Circle, California, USA
Please Sign and add your voiceto this Statement by July 23, 2020; 09.00 PM, PDT
OnJune 30, 2020, the State of California’s Department of Fair Employment andHousing (DFEH) sued Cisco Systems – a major supplier of computer networkinggear that makes the internet work – indicting the company of discriminatingagainst an engineer because he is Dalit (formerly “untouchables”). Thisstatement from Ambedkar King Study Circle seeks solidarity from media, technology, academic community and industryprofessionals to end caste-based discrimination and practices in the US.
My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.
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