“With a significant South Asian population, Brampton's recognition of caste as a protected category acknowledges the lived experiences of Dalit communities.”
In B.C. and Ontario, organizations are taking steps to fight caste-based discrimination. The decisions are contentious in South Asian diaspora groups.
"There is an insidious form of casteism that exists but no one talks about," says Chinnaiah Jangam, a history professor and author.