a bit different. THat's why I said it brelongs to a caste of it's own.
And it depends on what u means by middle class. I read that the average black family income belongs to the 2nd quartile and implies significant 'middle' class content.
There's also a major difference: White has been/is still the majority and blacks only 10% and the lo and the dalits constitute a far hier %(can't remember the exact figure, like 30 to 40%) and with the brahmins only 4%.
In terms of influence and power, the brahmins far out weight the dalits and many dalit activists are conveniently labelled as maoist.
As with brahmins raping dalits, U got it wrong: I read that in some india localities, brahmins have the right to fcuk dalits as a charitable act because the sex act with a brahmin can cleanse the dalit females