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Caste in America with Isabel Wilkerso‪n‬ Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

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Does the United States have a caste system? In her research on the Jim Crow South, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson found that the word ‘racism’ fell far short in capturing the depth and totality of oppression people existed under. In her powerful new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”, Wilkerson uses caste as a lens to reexamine ourselves and the arbitrary brutality centered in the founding of America.

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Hitler's American Model by James Q. Whitman

Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin (NYTimes)

Does the United States have a caste system? In her research on the Jim Crow South, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson found that the word ‘racism’ fell far short in capturing the depth and totality of oppression people existed under. In her powerful new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”, Wilkerson uses caste as a lens to reexamine ourselves and the arbitrary brutality centered in the founding of America.

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Hitler's American Model by James Q. Whitman

Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin (NYTimes)

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