Book Discussion: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson argues that the current social and political landscapes in America derive from the infrastructure of human hierarchy developed 400 years ago when Europeans first came to this land. This hierarchy placing whites at the top and black people at the bottom is the American caste system, and although no one alive today is responsible for starting it, we have inherited it and perpetuated it for generations.
Wilkerson examines the different caste systems around the world and how they damage the lives of everyone involved, even those at the top. She believes that to understand how to move forward, we must examine the past and the racial structures that keep progress as a nation at bay.
Join Paster Jordan Rebholz for a discussion of this book. Books are available to purchase from online booksellers and a few copies are available to borrow from the AHCC library by contacting Denise Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.216.9818.
Registration link for Caste Book Discussion: https://www.ahcc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=94
Meeting ID: 896 0708 7666
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