By Pardeep Attri

August 3, 2020

Taking the blame beyond corporates

Organisations are just one piece of the big ‘caste’ puzzle. The government along with civil society, roles of which have been ignored in the Cisco case, are the bigger players.

According to William Darity and Steven Shulman, discrimination is an inherent feature of the economic system — and competition is not powerful enough to offset group dynamics of identity and interest, rather it operates to sustain discriminatory behaviour. The factors such as human behaviour, personality traits and personal beliefs — almost all of which are massively influenced by religious norms in the Indian context and are much more difficult to change — also need to be looked at while dealing with workplace discrimination.