Past Argument brought to light - India and its caste system

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A few months ago I had a prolonged argument which split a few posters on the board regarding India's caste system.

One side said India no longer had such a system.

The other side (the one I was on) said there was.

I specifically stated that India was on a road to disaster because of its Caste System and HIV.

Well, the Caste System is reaching a head far sooner than I predicted. I predicted 20-30 years from now. Well, that "now" is NOW:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100609/wl_csm/306239

The last time this issue was brought up there were massacres in the streets during the mid 90s.

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India should probably adopt our caste system...income and ethnicity. It isn't a whole lot better, and at least enables a small amount of individuals to find a means of caste mobility.

Interesting that the Indian Constitution reserves some seats in its governing body for the lower castes. Maybe a few seats in our Congress should be reserved for the poor so they'd have some representation. Not likely.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

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