Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

by Isabel Wilkerson

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

by Isabel Wilkerson


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  • Ridding Society of Castes

    In order to make lasting change, we need to champion those who are pushing for it. We need to support the changes that need to be made to make sure that castes don’t exist in any form. While we cannot change what happened in the past, we can portray it in an honest manner, learn from our mistakes, a

  • The Eight Pillars

    There are eight pillars that support caste systems: Divine Will & Laws, Heritability, Endogamy, Purity versus Pollution, Occupational Hierarchy, Dehumanization, Terror and Cruelty Control, and finally, Inherent Superiority versus Inhererint Inferiority. While most of these pillars don’t exist in the

  • Race

    America’s race problem is more complicated than the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement. The United States didn’t just have a black history. America has had a history of different races, besides the majority-white one. Issues surrounding race are not just about prejudice agai

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