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Oprah Winfrey and author Isabel Wilkerson, take listeners through the 8 Pillars of Caste, featured in the Oprah’s Book Club selection "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents."

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Oprah Winfrey and author Isabel Wilkerson, take listeners through the 8 Pillars of Caste, featured in the Oprah’s Book Club selection "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents."

    Caste: Pillar Three

    Caste: Pillar Three

    Part three of Oprah’s discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson and readers of the book, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. The third episode in the eight-part series focuses on the third pillar of Caste, "Endogamy and the Control of Marriage and Mating." Isabel explores America’s violent history of keeping romantic relationships and family systems within the confines of a given caste as a means of control. We hear questions and an emotional story from a mixed-race couple who faced great adversity when they were married in 1966.

    • 30 min
    Caste: Pillar Two

    Caste: Pillar Two

    Part two of Oprah’s discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson and readers about the book, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. The second episode in the eight-part series focuses on the second pillar of Caste, “Heritability”; the idea that permanent rank in society is inherited and passed down through ancestry. Special guest Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker joins the conversation. Oprah and Isabel respond to questions and comments from readers on the second pillar. 

    • 35 min
    Caste: Pillar One

    Caste: Pillar One

    Oprah and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson discuss her newest work and Oprah’s Book Club pick, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. In episode one of the eight part series, Oprah and Isabel consider the first pillar of Caste as outlined in the book, "Divine Will and the Laws of Nature.” Seventeen readers from all walks of life join in the discussion as Isabel answers questions about how God and religion were used to justify the caste system in the United States.

    • 33 min
    Caste: Isabel Wilkerson

    Caste: Isabel Wilkerson

    The premiere episode of Oprah’s eight-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson on her latest work and Oprah’s Book Club selection, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. Oprah and Isabel discuss what called her to write Caste, how society needs a new way to talk about racism and why Oprah says Caste is one of the most profound books she’s ever read.

    • 36 min
    Introducing: Oprah's Book Club

    Introducing: Oprah's Book Club

    Oprah Winfrey and author Isabel Wilkerson, take listeners through the 8 Pillars of Caste, featured in the Oprah’s Book Club selection "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents."

    • 48 sec

Customer Reviews

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2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Evann V.F. ,

Larbi

Salaam Alaikum (Peace be to you)
I read the negative reviews first. The reading of this book is painful, just thinking about what has been inflicted on People of African decent. I can understand people with white privilege having a hard time recognizing their guilt. I have purchased four of these books as gifts. It’s important that we understand the situation that we are in today, “ BLACK LIVES MATTER “. This is a must read for clarification of our current situation!!

vickysansoval ,

Wow

The book has changed my life I love this podcast as it brings everything full circle I will continue to listen to the episodes over and over again as I have learned so much and will continue to do so every day

Moonlite4221 ,

Enlightening and eye opening

Thank you Oprah and Isabel! I really don’t think the people writing negative reviews have really even read this extremely important book that should be taught in schools! I learned more about history in this one book than I did my entire middle and high school years! If the negative trolls even tried to read this book, (I dare them!) I think their heads would explode! Or even non-trolls just people who claim just because they have black friends or voted for Obama, thinking that makes them not maybe a racist, but are actually caste-ist, due to the deeper issues discussed in this book. And thank you again Isabel for building this bridge of love and hope. I pray this country will one day be a beautiful egalitarian land where everyone will come to learn abundance is not scarce and we all can thrive!

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