GC Social Justice Book Club – Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Open to GC Members)
May 2 @ 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM MST
Open to GC Members only.
Please join us for our next GC Social Justice Book Club Discussion! We will be talking about Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Thank you to Terra (Karen) Shimada, who selected this book and will be facilitating our conversation.
Here is a little bit about the book, from the NPR’s Fresh Air interview description:
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a “caste” system.
Wilkerson describes caste an artificial hierarchy that helps determine standing and respect, assumptions of beauty and competence, and even who gets benefit of the doubt and access to resources.
“Caste focuses in on the infrastructure of our divisions and the rankings, whereas race is the metric that’s used to determine one’s place in that,” she says.
Please join us!