Caste System: A Concise Analysis

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Caste system is rigid in genetic background, occupation, socialization, and marriage. Affiliation within a division of caste is based on birth. Marriages are mandatory within a caste, education is based on the caste, occupation is strongly determined by caste, and mobility is impossible. The United States class system is mobile, marriages are mobile, education obtainable, and the structure of the class is determined by various factors with complete mobility to move within other classes. Discrimination is prevalent in both countries and laws have been created and amended to protect those discriminated against, internationally and nationally. Unlike the United States Equal Rights Amendment and International Human Rights, India’s jurisprudence …show more content…
However, although discrimination is against the laws of the United States, discrimination will always exist socially regardless of laws, education, religious institutions, etc. The difference is freedom and mobility. Slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Nazi organizations, and many other hate groups discriminating against minorities were and are prevalent in sub-societies within United Although laws have been established, equal rights fought for, segregation forbidden, this continues to happen and is an unwritten code of …show more content…
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