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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Adult Forum: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”

On April 18th at 11:30 am (via Zoom), Adult Learning will host a forum on Isabelle Wilkerson’s New York Times bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Here’s a brief description of the book (from Wikipedia):

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is a nonfiction book by the American journalist Isabel Wilkerson that was initially published in August 2020 by Random House. The book describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system – a society-wide system of social stratification characterized by notions such as hierarchy, inclusion and exclusion, and purity. Wilkerson does so by comparing aspects of the experience of American people of color to the caste systems of India and Nazi Germany, and she explores the impact of caste on societies shaped by them, and their people.

If you’re interested, you can purchase this book from Amazon, or you can support one of our local bookstores, such as Books Inc. and Hicklebee’s. Better get it soon, though, if you want to read it all by the 18th!