#Thread: #Caste, #privilege ,online spaces.
"I’ve been witness to numerous rooms like this where elite upper-caste speakers invalidate your trauma & in a way, your very existence-by using all sorts of hurtful words to add to generational oppression"(1/n)
livewire.thewire.in/rights/the-c-i…
"They keep hijacking our life experiences while blowing horns of their merit.
They don’t hear us at all." 2/n
"Such arguments are hardly limited to Clubhouse. With all their generational wealth and caste privileges, the upper castes try to define merit in their own ways. " (3/n)
" But what many fail to understand is that we are not here to prove anything to them. We are fighting our own battles everyday and struggling to live a life in a caste-centric society where casteist comments are casually passed, where Dalits r beaten for hoisting flags " (4/n)
" It is so daunting to notice how not just Clubhouse, but almost every platform is dominated by savarnas who claim to be progressive on the outside but wouldn’t bat an eyelid while discussing the merits and demerits of reservation. "(5/n)
"They would rather pat their own back and say “I have a Dalit friend”, but would never hold their favourite influencer accountable if they are caught using casteist slurs."(6/n)
And ofcourse also target allies who stand in solidarity and malign them too.

And yet there are many allies who speak loudly and in solidarity. You know who you are. Thank you.

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