Trapped In Silicon Valley’s Hidden Caste System

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“[Y]ou are forced to hide your identity, you are forced to be somebody different from what you are[.]” Discrimination based on one’s caste is an unfortunate fact of life that many tech workers from the Dalit caste have to deal with even in the United States. While sharing their own experiences with discrimination, Dalit workers on a Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission video call refused to show their faces out of fear of retaliation in the form of demotions, harassment, or termination. Read full article here

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