The conversion of Dalits to Christianity proved to be a misery for the 70 % of the converted Christians. These are the people whose very touch is considered polluting and who are treated as untouchables by upper caste. Christianity, as a religion has no casteism but because these converted Christians were in India from the 16th century they couldn’t escape the social structure of India and therefore had to follow the hierarchy of caste. Conversion to Christianity has not redeemed the Dalit Christians from social discrimination and untouchability.
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The construction of social and legal practice of dividing people is on the basis of their race and ethnicity in the United States of America. This has been forbidden since the mid 1960s in the States. Throughout America there is obvious disparity amongst the different classes of the society i.e. the lower class and the upper class. These differences are very painful for students who have to undergo the glitches, which comprise of negative effects of the quality of education served to the students. The population of minorities who live in the United States is constantly increasing and their numbers can contribute to the success or the failure of the nation.
Today, the subject of gay marriages and their existence in the social society is a very sensitive subject. The question is not about what the gay community wants or their feelings, likes and dislikes but humiliating views of society about them. We are the largest democracy in the world, but just on paper. Neglect towards the gay community makes it very difficult for them to express, live freely, or give opinions. A question come to my mind, What good have we done to deserve this right that they haven’t?, The answer is NOTHING.Our general outlook towards Gay community or the society at large is of negligence and an emotion where we believe that they do not exist in the society. The question is what is wrong in being Gay? It is a matter of choice and choice cannot be forced.When the constitution of India recognizes them who are we to make fun of them and bully them.The portray of Gays in films like Dostana and Kal Ho Na Ho is over the top cliché. And our great Bollywood obsessed public believes it to be true that’s the saddest part.