On the 21st of February, Seattle became the first city in the United States to explicitly ban discrimination on the basis of caste after the ordinance was passed by the City council. The ordinance was introduced by council member Kshama Sawant. Kshama grew up in Mumbai moved to the US and completed a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University. She is a member of the Socialist Alternative, the first, and the only member of the party to be elected into public office. She has been a council member since 2014. She has been crucial in the historic change in minimum wage law in the city.
Joining our hosts Shriya and Sukanya in this episode is Kshama Sawant as she speaks about women in politics, being a woman of colour in a white majority country, her fight against caste discrimination, and a lot more!
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