California rolls back caste-bias case partially, right-wing Hindus claim victory

California state has dropped its allegations of caste-based bias by two Indian-descent employees of IT giant Cisco but will continue the larger case against the company. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing had filed this case in 2020 based on a complaint from an unidentified employee of the company making it the first case of caste-based discrimination reported in the US.

Seattle makes history, first in U.S. to pass bill banning caste-based discrimination

Seattle made history on Tuesday, February 21, as the first city in the U.S. to outlaw caste discrimination after its local council passed a resolution to — added caste to the list of statuses protected under Seattle’s existing anti-discrimination policies. The ordinance was introduced by District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant — Seattle’s only elected socialist and the only Indian American on the council.