We need to understand that casteism is a social evil that affects entire society. It is not upper caste vs lower caste. It is the tendency to consider oneself part of a smaller and smaller special group.
Caste system is far worse among so-called Dalits. And it exists within Brahmins.
Many teach specific scriptures only to specific gotra, specific village etc etc. Try organising inter caste marriage among so-called Dalits in UP.
It is a pan-society problem. Those who make it exclusively upper vs lower are doing it for political mileage.
And let me tell you, Muslim society and Christian society is far worse than Hindus in this matter because carrot-stick of heaven-hell also dangles over their head.
Good part is that it does not exist in Vedas.
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