Seattle bans caste discrimination: Here’s why it’s controversial while being historic
Seattle has become the first US city to ban caste discrimination. Here’s why, while being historic, it is a controversial issue.
For the first time in the US, a city has expanded its anti-discrimination laws to include caste. The Seattle City Council, on February 21, took the historic decision while caste prejudice was adopted by a 6-1. Supporters argue it transcends national and religious lines, and those who experience caste discrimination in the US won't have any rights without such regulations.