Indian underclass

An interesting addition to social taxonomy—Indians in Malaysia: A community in distress. I don’t know of another expat Indian underclass. Possible causes: they have to compete with the far more numerous Chinese, and don’t benefit from the strong affirmative action programs in favor of the Malay majority. Also, they were brought to Malaya as plantation workers, and so lived several generations as wards of the big rubber growers.

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