Breakfast Club: "Caste" Session 2
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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 2 as we discuss Parts Four-Seven of the text and Wilkerson's thesis connecting racism and casteism throughout American history and in current structures and systems.
Session 2 Reading:
Part Four: The Tentacles of Caste
Part Five: The Consequenses of Caste
Part Six: Backlash
Part Seven: Awakening
If you are not able to finish reading, consider listening to Oprah's podcast that takes listeners through the Eight Pillars of Caste here and/or The New York Times Magazine feature America's Enduring Caste System here.