A Dalit family stands in front of their hut in India.
|Joseph D'Souza- Dalit |
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|The caste system technically is illegal, but it still governs everyday life in India. At the top of the social hierarchy are the Brahmins. At the bottom -- in dire poverty -- are Dalits, the so-called “untouchables” who make up 25% of India’s population. In an interview with host Peggy Wehmeyer, D’Souza says he had no idea how the Dalits lived until he went to visit his fiance's family. He’s now the International President of the Dalit Freedom Network which provides education, health care, economic development, and social justice programs to end the abuse of the Dalits.|
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Dalit Freedom Network