ஃ At a time when racial tensions are running high in the US, and the face of 'white supremacy' rears its ugly head, I am reflecting on the idea of supremacy at all.
What gives any living being the right to believe and act as if they are better and more deserving than anyone else?
In India, Dalits are the bottom feeders of a hierarchical caste system determined by birth. They are prevented from mixing with other castes in public places, denied access to water, and are believed to pollute other castes if they sit, eat, or even school together.
13 Dalits are murdered each week, 5 Dalit homes are burnt each week, 6 Dalit people are abducted each week, and 21 Dalit women raped each week across India.
Social discrimination has resulted in 166 million Dalit people facing poverty, injustice, and crimes committed against them every single day. There are some forms of supremacy that are so insidious and widespread that they don't even make headlines, they are simply regarded as normal.
The world is not the way it is by accident. It exists by our indifference as much as by our actions. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do or where to start, but your choices have power.
Take this one opportunity to withhold a few dollars from another greedy corporation squandering the resources of the developing world and help us build a well for this Dalit community in Tamil Nadu instead.
These are people who have lived all of their lives fighting for every scrap of anything they have ever had and whose very dignity as human beings has and is being abused.
Will you take a stand with us?
Link to the campaign in my bio. ஃ