Seattle becomes first US city to outlaw caste discrimination

  • The City Council included Caste in its anti-discrimination rules, making it illegal for businesses in Seattle to discriminate on the basis of caste when it comes to hiring, tenure, promotion, working conditions, or salaries.
  • Kshama Sawant, a member of the Seattle City Council, stated in January that this proposal will forbid caste-based housing discrimination in real estate sales.
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