AKSC appreciates Alphabet Workers Union’s statement on Caste Discrimination in the USA
We, Ambedkar King Study Circle, appreciate Alphabet Workers Union (AWU)’s social responsibility by issuing a statement Caste discrimination must be addressed in the US on April 13, 2021, on the eve of the 130th birthday of Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.
The worker’s rights and power are complete in themselves only by taking all the workers and their issues together. Identity-based discrimination is a social reality and the workers are part of the very society. The working class is whole and the Depressed castes are part of the working class. The whole should understand the problems and discriminations faced by ‘the part’. When it is NOT so, the part is left with no choice but to pursue to uphold their interest independently. In Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s famous words, “I am not a part of the whole; I am part of a part“.
Alphabet Workers Union’s position on caste discrimination in the tech industry is very promising and encouraging. Issuing this statement on Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar’s 130th birth anniversary exhibits AWU’s understanding and commitment towards social justice. AWU’s statement on caste gives hope and confidence to the oppressed castes in the tech industry to be part of the whole.
Any discrimination or oppression can’t continue in any society without the covert and overt approval by the State. Granting certain privileges to selected social groups and denying the same to other social groups is not a natural order. It’s a conscious effort by the ruling class implemented through the State to divide the ruled. Every worker should consciously develop this understanding to stand for the worker’s power.
Tech workers like other skilled and high-earning workers have an attitude of ‘labor aristocracy’. Many workers from the oppressed caste are not completely free from the above attitude. Better working conditions and other sops compared to other workers created this tendency of ‘labor aristocracy’. Tech workers in general and tech workers from the oppressed castes in particular should understand that it’s a bribe from the ruling class to maintain the very unnatural social order.
AKSC works and will continue with AWU in creating a better society and the world.
Once again, appreciate AWU’s statement on caste discrimination.