- an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups.
- any rigid system of social distinctions.
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Right away, it’s apparent that caste and clan politics are central to this story.In India, the complicated truth behind the killing of two teenagers|Mythili G. Rao|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
The Dalit women said they immigrated to the United States hoping to escape bullying and abuse they endured at India’s top engineering schools, where members of the dominant castes questioned their competence as developers.India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.|Nitasha Tiku|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Those new rules would ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else, Zuckerberg said.Starbucks Says It Will 'Pause Advertising' on Social Media to 'Stop the Spread of Hate Speech'|Sanya Mansoor|June 28, 2020|Time
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Cultural definitions for caste
One of the four hereditary social divisions in Hinduism. Members of any one caste are restricted in their choice of occupation and may have only limited association with members of other castes.