CETLOE 2021-22 Book Club
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
By: Isabel Wilkerson
“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. In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America 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.” –Provided by the publisher.
This is also the book that all Honors 1000 students will read.
Meetings will be determined by book club participants, with a maximum of 18 participants.
Coordinated by Laura Carruth (Director, CETLOE)
Register to Join the Book Club
Registration opens Friday, Aug. 27