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Episode 55 July 26, 2020

The Cisco case and how Indians took casteism to the US, with Thenmozhi Soundararajan

The case of a Dalit engineer allegedly facing discrimination at the tech firm Cisco, after his caste identity was revealed, has now found its way to the California courts. The case is being closely watched as this is probably the first time that American law will have to really grapple with the idea of caste discrimination. In this episode, Sandip talks to Thenmozhi Soundararajan, the executive director of Equality Labs, which produced a survey of caste in America. They discuss the Cisco case, the history of caste discrimination in the US and what Equality Lab’s survey reveals.


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The Cisco case and how Indians took casteism to the US, with Thenmozhi SoundararajanThe case of a Dalit engineer allegedly facing discrimination at the tech firm Cisco, after his caste identity was revealed, has now found its way to the California courts. The case is being closely watched as this is probably the first time that American law will have to really grapple with the idea of caste discrimination. In this episode, Sandip talks to Thenmozhi Soundararajan, the executive director of Equality Labs, which produced a survey of caste in America. They discuss the Cisco case, the history of caste discrimination in the US and what Equality Lab’s survey reveals. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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