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Her premise is ridiculous. Comparing India's caste systems with immigrants, inner-city, rural and suburban demographics is past ridiculous - it's asinine. One is born into a caste system in India, one's children "inherit" that same caste, and all will die within that caste. Not so in America. Immigrant's children are natural born Americans, blacks in the inner city, whites in the suburbs and Hispanics living in the country can all MOVE.
I saw this title, and thot ... yes ... of course there is ... then i read your response and changed my mind ...
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The article says clearly:
The premise talked about where certain groups live, not how much they earn.
This was my ORIGINAL statement:
It says NOTHING about income. And, since I'm not interested in Strawman Arguments OR one-up-man-ship, I'll leave this thread.
Every society has a hierarchal system of division.
The indian caste system corresponded to divisions of labor/profession originally and not ''race''.
True but it is not the case with India.
Excerpt taken from Cheikh Anta Diops 'Pre Colonial Africa'
''It has often been maintained without production of conclusive historical documents that it was the aryans themselves who created the caste system after having subjugated the Black aboriginal Dravidian populace. Had this been the case the criterion of color should have been found at its foundation: there should have been at most three castes, Whites, Blacks, and the gamut of crossbreeds. However, this is not the case and in india also the castes effectively correspond to a division of labor without any ethnic connotations. Strabo, in his geography, citing a more ancient author (Megasthenes) reports that there existed in india seven castes corresponding to certain well defined social functions: Brahmans (Philosophers), Kshatriyas(warriors), farmers, agents of the king or ephhori( who crisscrossed the country to inform the king of what was going on), workers and artisans, counselors and courtiers and shepherds and hunters. Originally the number of castes was smaller: only four according to the laws of manu, also corresponding to divisions of labor, excluding any idea of ethnic differentiation since a dravidian can just as well be a Brahman.''
57. ''A man of impure origin, who belongs not to any caste (varna, but whose character is) not known, who, (though) not an Aryan, has the appearance of an Aryan, one may discover his acts. ''
''This last paragraph reveals that the ''untouchables'' of india no more than the plebeians of Rome in principle belonged to a race different from that of the lords. Indeed, the criteria that allowed one to distinguish them were of a moral or material nature, not an ethnic one. ''
The source is cheikh anta diops book pre colonial africa. You will find the relevant information in first chapter entitled analysis of the concept of caste.
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