Book Club Registration: "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson
Event Timing: Saturday, February 13th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Address: Zoom (Virtual Book Club)
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Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Come join us for a lively community conversation about "𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨" by Isabel Wilkerson. The New York Times calls it "an instant American classic."
Prior to the event, we invite you to read the book or alternatively study the excerpts and support materials that will be emailed to you prior to the event.
"𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙊𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙨", the first book by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Isabel Wilkerson, offered an epic narrative portrait of the Great Migration. In her magnificent latest, "𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨", Wilkerson deepens and extends her examination of the inception and consequences of American racism, finding direct connections to the outcastes of India and the horrors of the Third Reich.
Her historical opus draws on years of research, stories, and previously published works to reveal, for example, that the Nazis used U.S. miscegenation laws as a blueprint for their own approach to genocide, and that Martin Luther King Jr., on a 1959 visit to India, observed, “Yes, I am an untouchable, and every Negro in the United States of America is an untouchable.”
That realization informed his civil rights work thereafter. Wilkerson unearths bone-chilling parallels in systems of oppressive regimes that otherwise seem radically dissimilar to explain caste and how it predated and helped define racism in America.
Hope you'll join us for what promises to be a rich community discussion!
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