Reservation for the oppressed: What are the laws in your country??

March 30, 2007 12:20am CST
Hi friends, recently there has been a great stir in India over reservations for the socially backward in educational institutions. The situation is as follows:In India, Hinduism is the religion of majority of the citizens. The society is divided into various castes. For fulfilling their mean desires, priests in the past oppressed some of the castes. Last year, government increased the quota for these so calld socially backward people in higher educational institutions. Now, here comes the catch. The government is not looking at the financial conditions of these people and giving them reservation even though they are now no longer economically sufficient and socially recognized. We are given a reason that similar laws are working pretty fine in the US, where blacks are given reservations without considering their current social conditions. Is it so in US??If you are from any country other than US, what are the reservation laws in your country, and are you satisfied with it?
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I think the caste system is a way to discriminate and should be abolished entirely. I dont see how it is right to deny people entry into positions they desire or could perform admirably. I think that this system hides possible Einsteins or great leaders from emerging.