Caste Discrimination, treating members of certain Indian castes poorly, happens in online communities. It takes many forms: derogatory jokes, slurs, “outing” people as Dalits, etc.
To help online communities recognize and respond to it, we’ve partnered with Social Media Matters to produce a Behavior Identification model that can detect Caste Discrimination within online communities. Our CEO, Justin Davis, explains more in his Medium blog here.
The content collected here will help you understand how Caste Discrimination can find its way into your community, and what you can do about it.
The Brief: Understanding caste discrimination with Beena Pallical of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
Beena is General Secretary of Economic and Educational Rights for the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) in India. She gave us a crash-course on caste discrimination and what it looks like in the real world.
The Brief: Building a caste discrimination A.I. model with Katie Zigelman of Spectrum Labs
Meet Spectrum Labs' Head of Product & Client Services, Katie Zigelman. She’s the Product Owner for Spectrum Labs’ caste discrimination model that we spoke about in Episode 10 of The Brief. On this episode, Katie talks about everything that went into building a model that can use AI to detect text-based caste discrimination online.
The Social & Economic Impact of Caste Discrimination
Today, hundreds of millions of Indians from scheduled castes face discrimination, limited economic opportunities and even violence because of their caste background. Here's what you need to know about the social and economic impacts of caste discrimination in modern India.
An Overview of India's Caste System
In celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti, we’re investigating caste discrimination and what online platforms can do to combat it.
The Brief: Fighting caste discrimination online
We discuss how caste discrimination translates to the virtual world with Amitabh Kumar, Founder of Social Media Matters.