In our 2nd book study of 2020, Danny Hines, Minister for Adult Discipleship, walks through Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste – The Origin of our Discontents, available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or check your favorite book retailer. The book study will take place Thursdays, Oct. 1- Nov.12, 7 – 8:15 pm via Zoom. Please send Danny an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this book study.
From the publisher:
In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; and she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in relation to depression and life expectancy.