There is nothing far from truth than the above statement.
Affirmative Action in US is focused on correcting the wrongs of the past which include systematic discrimination meted out to certain sections of people based on attributes- color, race, gender or ethnicity. Within this affirmative action, there is progressive affirmative action which is a proactive and corrective mechanism introduced to uplift the discriminated sections- who were persecuted and discriminated based on race (like ‘Black’ and ‘Red Indians’, the political correct names being ‘African American’ and ‘American Indians’). There are so many minorities in
Isn’t reservations same as affirmative action?
Though the core idea behind the two is same, they are not necessarily same as practiced in
Almost all Fortune 500 companies in US support affirmative action voluntarily and promote diversity voluntarily. For some reason, they don’t seem to share the belief of their Indian counterparts that affirmative action or inclusion of lower castes will decrease the excellence and quality of their organization. Instead, they seem to be quite proud of promoting discriminated sections (like Blacks, American Indians, Women and Physically handicapped people) through affirmative action. Affirmative action in US was earlier imposed by State and now is self-imposed by each organization and institution. Such maturity amongst US schools and corporations is quite admirable but definitely absent from
As for as India is concerned, lack of such mature ideals is one of the reasons for mandating and fo
You have to give kudos to our forward castes though. They have been able to continue this discrimination and persecution making it an inherent part of the religion for more than two thousand years. All other persecutions that happened elsewhere were sporadic and were limited in geography and time. Even Hitler’s mass persecution of Jews was limited in time (though the persecution of Jews was as long as ours). Persecution of Cossacks in Russia, feudal System in Western Europe, slavery in New Continents, etc, all stand pale in comparison to the widespread, deeply routed and prolonged discriminated that Indian higher castes meted out a majority Indian lower class- unremitting, unwavering, flawless, and forever.
Americans took thirty years to correct the wrong of discrimination meted out to 10% of their population that spanned 200 years period. How long should