Black Literature Book Club: ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’
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September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Join us as we support black authors and share our observations and reflections:
Capital Commons Conference Room* or via Zoom link: https://ccsnh.zoom.us/j/98470545100
“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”
Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon 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. This is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
*Please note: Masks must be worn in all campus buildings. This event is subject to change because of COVID-19 protocols.
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