[WSMDiscuss] Caste and Race- A License to Discriminate, Exclude and Kill?

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Wed Jun 3 16:03:29 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings! Caste,Race and other similar kinds of social system as practiced in different partsof the world have an inbuilt mechanism to discriminate, exclude and indulge inhuman rights violations. In other words it has a license to discriminate,exclude and even killings which are seen as normal happening whether during apandemic or even otherwise. 


It istherefore necessary to crack the impunity that is enjoyed by the perpetratorsand hold the State and society at large accountable for their complicity inmaintaining the status-quo in society, economy and polity and allowing graveinjustices to happen.


Do pass iton to others in your circle/network. 


UP youth tied to tree and burnt alive

Piyush Srivastava, The Telegraph,June 03, 2020 



He was allegedly in a relationshipwith a woman from an upper caste




Discriminationagainst Dalits continues to stain Nepal’s social fabric

Elisha Shrestha and Aditi Aryal, The Kathmandu Post, June 03,2020 



Two recent incidents resulting in the killings of seven Dalitindividuals have once again brought to light the uncomfortable fact thatcaste-based discrimination is alive and well.



Why India needsan equality law
Jayna Kothari, In Perspective/Opinion, Deccan Herald, June 03, 2020 


The government responses to the health pandemicare exposing the most vulnerable groups to discrimination. 



In 1919, the state failed to protect black Americans.A century later, it's still failing

CarolAnderson, Opinion, The Guardian, June 02, 2020  



There is something so wounded in American society thatbasic commitment to justice is not part of the operating code




GeorgeFloyd’s death reflects the racist roots of American policing

ConnieHassett-Walker, Opinion, The Conversation, June 02, 2020 



Outrageover racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by policeofficers and vigilantes has recently resurfaced following the death of GeorgeFloyd on May 25. Video footage a bystander took of Floyd’s death while anow-former police officer pressed his knee into the man’s neck quickly wentviral. But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new.




A Boot is Crushing the Neck of AmericanDemocracy

CornelWest, Opinion, The Guardian, June 01, 2020 



TheFundamental Question at this moment is: Can the United States be Reformed? 




India:Under Lockdown

Al Jazeera, May 28, 2020 

India: Under Lockdown

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India: Under Lockdown

With COVID-19 infections rising and millions of poor Indians in lockdown, a humanitarian crisis may be unfolding.




With COVID-19 infections rising and millions of poorIndians in lockdown, a humanitarian crisis may be unfolding.





Umakant,Ph. D 



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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