MNGCA Book Club presents Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, by Isabel Wilkerson

MNGCA is starting a book club for MNGCA website-only, full, and student members! In support of the creation of MNGCA's DEI Committee, the Board has selected “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson as the club’s first book. Future selections will be decided by MNGCA members.

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From the publisher: “Caste explores, through layered analysis and stories of real people, the structure of an unspoken system of human ranking and reveals how our lives are still restricted by what divided us centuries ago. ‘Modern-day caste protocols,’ Wilkerson writes, ‘are often less about overt attacks or conscious hostility. They are like the wind, powerful enough to knock you down but invisible as they go about their work.’ Wilkerson rigorously defines eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, heredity, and dehumanization. She documents the parallels with two other hierarchies in history, those of India and of Nazi Germany, and no reader will be left without a greater understanding of the price we all pay in a society torn by artificial divisions. ‘The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality,” Wilkerson writes. “It is about power — which groups have it and which do not.”

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Event Date 02-25-2021 6:30 am
Event End Date 02-25-2021 7:30 am
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