Book/Film Discussion Group: Caste
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The West Linn Alliance and the West Linn Public Library are hosting a June discussion on the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. The group will meet on June 24th at 7:00 pm for a virtual discussion.
Registration link: Not yet available
Some copies of the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents are available at the West Linn Public Library.
In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson argues that the current social and political landscapes in America derive from the infrastructure of human hierarchy developed 400 years ago when Europeans first came to this land. This hierarchy placing whites at the top and black people at the bottom is the American caste system, and although no one alive today is responsible for starting it, we have inherited it and perpetuated it for generations.
Wilkerson examines the different caste systems around the world and how they damage the lives of everyone involved, even those at the top. She believes that to understand how to move forward, we must examine the past and the racial structures that keep progress as a nation at bay.
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