Book Study on Caste – Week 1

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Time: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Via Zoom

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 – Nov. 9

by Isabel Wilkerson

Led by Rev. Holly Bandel, Linda Salton and Susan Holloway, this study will take a deep dive into Pulitzer winner Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste, a study of America’s “unofficial” caste system.
From Publisher’s Weekly: “In this powerful and extraordinarily timely social history, Wilkerson investigates the origins, evolution, and inner workings of America’s “shape-shifting, unspoken” caste system. Tracking the inception of the country’s race-based “ranking of human value” to the arrival of the first slave ship in 1619, Wilkerson draws on the works of anthropologists, geneticists, and social economists to uncover the arbitrariness of racial divisions, and finds startling parallels to the caste systems of India and Nazi Germany. While India abolished formal laws that defined its caste systems in the 1940s, and America passed civil rights measures in the ’60s, their respective hierarchies live on, Wilkerson writes, in “hearts and habits, institutions and infrastructures.”

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Zoom (same link each week): https://zoom.us/j/96478073846?pwd=Q1dzOEQ5TXUvOXljKzBOUHBlUU9xZz09

Meeting ID: 964 7807 3846
Passcode: 856577

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