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We Are Prejudiced Against Women and Dalits in Varying Degrees–A New Study | P.G. Ambedkar | Newsclick

While many think that untouchability and the practice of Ghunghat are things of the past, the reality is different.

A study to understand social prejudices against women and Dalits in India was published recently in the Economics and Political Weekly (EPW).  This study explored explicit prejudice, “beliefs and behaviours to which people openly and readily admit that reinforce the lower status of people in oppressed groups.”  This study was conducted by Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khurana, and Amit Thorat of r.i.c.e. using data collected by telephonic survey of 8,065 individuals in Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.            Read more…