Declaration of Empathy for the Dalit People of India

Print edition : February 07, 2014

Whereas, This Declaration expresses our deepest empathies for the human rights abuses of and social and economic segregation of Dalits in India

Whereas, The Dalits of India are history’s longest standing oppressed population, subjected to institutionalised discrimination, slavery, abject poverty, human trafficking, and persecution

Whereas, The Quander Historical Society, which represents one of the oldest documented descendants of slaves in the United States of America, Dalit Freedom Network, a non-profit dedicated to ending the subjugation of Dalits in India, and Gye Nyame, a non-profit that focuses on cultural and educational advancement have called on the United States of America, and her people, to stand in solidarity with Dalits of India

We…, in a spirit of unity and solidarity, and in an effort to promote justice, respectfully assert that our nation should oppose the modern day enslavement of the Dalits and declare empathy with their plight.