Stop Pretending Caste Doesn’t Exist

Wake up. The caste system is alive and well, and here’s how to dismantle it.

A photo of Indian protestors holding a candlelight march.

Growing up as a Brown girl in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, people were as likely to think I was Native American or Mexican as they were to guess that I was Indian. Once I clarified that I was Indian American, rather than American Indian, two of the most common questions I received were…