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Is India Inc ready to talk about discrimination?

Similar to colour discrimination in America, cast discrimination is deep malice in the Indian social system. Dalits faces the highest level of discrimination against other groups in the cast hierarchy

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Racial attack in UK | Black Lives Matter | discrimination

Asish K Bhattacharyya  |  New Delhi 

Asish K Bhattacharyya

When the whole world is struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, another pandemic that has survived for centuries has stirred the US. It is . The murder of George Floyd (a Black American) by a white policeman has awakened the US and some other countries against racial . Protests across the globe are reported. Floyd’s murder is not the first case when a Black has died due to the brutality of white police personnel. The (BLM) movement started in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of African American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The BLM movement got momentum in 2014 following the deaths of two African American -- Michael Brown and Eric Garner. It is not only the police brutality, Blacks suffer from various other types of . The CEO of the Business Roundtable, which is an association of the CEOs of America’s leading companies, issued the statement, which says: “Having spoken to many CEOs of America’s leading businesses, I know they share my conviction that this is time to act to address racial inequality. The pain our country is feeling should be turned into real change.” This and such statements by CEOs on Twitter supporting the protest lack credibility, because many experts believe that corporate America benefits from racial discrimination, although it pretends that it is against racial discrimination.

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First Published: Sun, June 14 2020. 17:39 IST
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