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Caste in America

Produced with funding from the Pulitzer Center and in partnership with WGBH.

Caste in America

Does America have a caste system?

Many Americans would be appalled to think that anything like caste could exist in a country allegedly founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But can looking at the US through the lens of caste tell us more about inequality in America?

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