Trapped in Silicon Valley’s hidden caste system | Curio

Trapped in Silicon Valley’s hidden caste system

38 mins | Mar 29, 2022

Exploring the agony of not being able to be yourself. "In Silicon Valley, it's routine for people from India to land high-paying jobs; they make up a full quarter of the technical workforce. Yet those successes have, almost exclusively, come from historically privileged castes. Seven decades after India legally abolished 'untouchability,' many Dalits still contend with enormous setbacks — hate crimes, poverty, limited economic opportunity." Sonia Paul tells the complex story of Siddhant. Born in a cowshed in India, he now works for Meta in California, but his background as a Dalit and fears he can never reveal his true self still follow him to this day.

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