This is a must read book. Isabel Wilkerson has out done herself as a writer, researcher, and commentator for our times.
I participated in a book talk of hers and it was so cool. She's smart, well spoken, and is on top of a topic for our times. As a Pulitzer Prize winning author for her columns, she now commands our attention in her research and books. I loved The Warmth of Other Suns about the migration of folks from the south to the north and the impact on so many people.
In Caste she compares Nazi Germany, India, and America - the research is astounding.
Cover blurb - she explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Anyone with a friend of color has experienced this. At a restaurant, she and a white friend were ignored. My husband, Ray, with a black co-worker were pulled over. Once the policeman realized the driver was Ray (white), they were dismissed.
The insidious flow of caste is experienced every day. So many examples are given.
Isabel Wilkerson's research is flawless and worthy of attention.
cover blurb - She points the way forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions toward hope in our common humanity.
This is an amazing read! Trust me. I love her writing and would love to hang out with her for a day.