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Dr. Lezli kicks off Season 2 of IDE Impolite Conversation exploring race as social construct with leading anti-caste expert, journalist, and award-winning author, Yashica Dutt. Yashica is the author of “Coming Out As Dalit: A Memoir”. The two explore Yashica’s journey hiding her lower, “formerly untouchable” Dalit caste, why "nobody cares about caste anymore" is laughable, passing as an upper caste Indian, and why ALL Indian cultural exports from movies to food have to be viewed through the lens of caste.
Relevant and Recommended Reads:
- Rare Caste Bias Case Advances, Raising Calls for Federal Action
- All Cal State universities add caste to anti-discrimination policy
- Lagaan to Dhadak: Bollywood has a Dalit problem and it refuses to fix it
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Pod Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Duresny “Rez” Nemorin (Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)
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