Caste is a hierarchical system, based on birth, that affects South Asians on the subcontinent and around the world.
Many hesitate to discuss it out in the open. But over the years, people from marginalized caste backgrounds have been speaking up — including in Silicon Valley, home to thousands of workers of South Asian descent, where allegations of caste discrimination have hung over some of the area’s largest tech companies.
Now, a bill has been introduced to ban caste discrimination in California. And it has sparked heated arguments within South Asian communities.
Guest: Sonia Paul, freelance journalist