Course Description

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson’s newest book, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," analyzes American hierarchy through the lens of a caste system. Comparing power in the United States with historical hierarchies in India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson argues that race is a “visible agent of the unseen force of caste” in the US. In this course, we will read "Caste" and gather each week to discuss Wilkerson’s work and its implications as a group and in smaller Zoom breakout rooms. Please note that while we will be discussing the book in sections, the book is lengthy, and students will likely find it easier to prepare for discussion by reading the entire book before the course begins and then revisiting sections each week. | Facilitated discussion.
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Section Title
Caste: A Discussion Group
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Sep 15, 2021 to Oct 20, 2021
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes
Required reading: Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (9780593230251)