Books & Bagels August: Caste
Sunday, August 8, 2021
CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America, and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. An eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary American life today.