A Brief Note On Ted Talk Script, Pashtuns And Hazara 's ! Sunni And Shi ' A Muslims '
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Pashtuns and Hazara’s! Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. Two groups of people that live in the same country, breathe the same air and drink the same water, but are divided by one thing! Now what is that one thing, you might wonder? Well that one thing is, social class. Social class might sound like some sort of innocent word to you, but for many, it divides the way you live, eat and survive as a person in a society. Afghanistan as a whole has a very diverse landscape with different types of ethnic groups scattered across the vast, dry, mountainous landscape. According to rough estimates “42% of Afghans are Pashtuns, 27% Tajik, 9% Hazara, 9% Uzbek, 4% Chahar Aimak, 3 % Turkmen, and 6% other” (Afghanistan). This diverse society provides a home for millions but also provides a home for social class. As a young, privileged, western societal teen, I barely face the issue of social class on a daily basis. I grew up in Canada, a multi-cultural breeding ground, where every single person has the same rights as the person standing right next to you. My childhood and life does not compare to that of Amir and Hassan’s. Both Amir and Hassan live in Kabul, a city crippled with social class. There Pashtuns and Hazara’s share different rights, where Pashtuns are the richer, privileged and higher in social class compared to the Hazara’s, who are dirt poor, have basically no rights and are low in social class. Throughout the book The Kite Runner, we observe the effects of social class