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By Pete Riehm
Guest Writer 

Trump ends America's racist caste system

 

August 8, 2019



Many Americans are probably unfamiliar with a “caste system.” Some may recall from long forgotten Social Studies courses that south Asian societies particularly Hindus subscribed to and some still do to a caste system. A caste system is the vertical stratification of society where mobility between castes is virtually impossible. It can get quite complicated, but in essence it’s a rigid occupational hereditary society. Whatever your parents’ occupation is, you are mandated to follow. Good for the Brahmins at the top, but pretty miserable for the untouchables at the bottom.

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