A brahmin (brahman) is a member of the Hindu priestly caste; this caste should not be confused with the divinity "Brahman". Brahmin are said to have come from the mouth of Purusha. According to the Vishnusmriti (2-1.17), "A Brahmin teaches the Veda...A Brahmin sacrifices for others, and receives alms...Duties common to all castes are...reverence towards gods and Brahmins."
In India, most of the Brahmins suffer severe discrimination and oppression and they are often compared with jews. 55% of Brahmins of India live below the poverty line. This being the fact, because of the old British methods the present population of non-Brahmins actively participate in anti-Brahmin activities. The British put this disruptive practice of anti- Brahmin activities and the present day Hindu (a non-Brahmin Hindu) still thinks that Brahmins are the cause of all the problems that india is facing. Most of the non-Brahmins have made it their life's aim to either kill all Brahmins or drive them out of India. See also: Brahmanas, pandit, Varnas, Caste, Untouchability