Everyday casteism ( a thread ) #DalitWomenRise
1. You’re casteist if you say, “You don’t look like a Dalit”.

2. You are casteist if you believe calling a savarna “a savarna” is casteism.

3. You are casteist if you say, “We LET the Dalits speak".
4. You are casteist if, you say Hindu festivals have nothing to do with ‘caste’. "It’s Indian culture & I have a ‘choice’ to celebrate them and not politicize everything like you do."

5. You’re casteist if you say, ‘Why you bring caste angle in everything’.
6. You are casteist if, you yourself could not make it to and did not even think about IIT-IIM but still, blames reservation when a Dalit student tops the entrance exam with full marks. You're casteist if you're against reservations.
7. You’re casteist if you say, “You speak such good English, you don’t seem to be a Dalit”.

8. You are casteist if, you serve chai to your domestic help in a different mug which you will not use for your own self.
9. You are casteist if you say, “We allow our maid to use normal utensils unlike others and they even sit on our sofas”.

10. You are casteist when you offer left-overs to your domestic help.

11. You’re casteist if you say, “Reverse discrimination horaha hai mere saath”.
12. You’re casteist if you say, ‘Not all uppercastes…’

13. You are casteist if you say, “They do identity politics to gain votes” but you never pass the mic.

14. You are casteist if you say, “I don’t believe in caste though I’m a Hindu”
These are just few examples. All the UCs (including me) benefit from the caste system. We need to hold ourselves and our families accountable. Start at home.

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