Why India’s deprived fail to unite like the African Americans

Prem Kumar analyzes the outlook of Indian society against the backdrop of the ongoing protests in the US. India is yet to witness the evolution of a class identity subsuming caste categorizations, but the victims of exploitation and discrimination can forge a strong and lasting social alliance here

George Floyd, an African American, was brutally done to death by a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, on 25 May 2020 in the city of Minneapolis in the United States. The incident came as a rude jolt for the global community. It angered Americans the most and the passionate and vociferous demonstrations that followed shook the Donald Trump government. These were reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement that took the country by storm in the 1960s.

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