Breakfast Club: "Caste" Session 1
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About the Event
"Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is a masterwork of writing — a profound achievement of scholarship and research that stands also as a triumph of both visceral storytelling and cogent analysis...Wilkerson's central thesis is that caste, while a global occurrence, achieves its most violent manifestation in the treatment of American Blacks, set at the lowest level in society through historical and contemporary oppression, marginalization and violence — all legally maintained through systems of law and order." — NPR
The Breakfast Club is dedicating two sessions to "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Join us for Session 1 as we discuss Parts One-Three of the text and Wilkerson's thesis connecting racism and casteism throughout American history and in current structures and systems.
Session 1 Reading:
Part One: Toxins in the Permafrost and Heat Rising All Around
Part Two: The Arbitrary Construction of Human Divisions
Part Three: The Eight Pillars of Caste
If you are not able to finish reading, consider listening to Oprah's podcast that takes listeners through the Eight Pillars of Caste here.
Join us for Session 2 on May 21st to close out the book discussion. RSVP here.