Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Reviewed by Jayne S (Library Staff)

A Nigerian-born playwright told the author, “You know that there are no black people in Africa.”

I read that, paused, and thought huh?

And then I understood.

America is a nation that puts people in castes by skin color. In Africa people are people, not sorted by a color code.

This was a sobering and powerful read. Her well researched history of this country’s unspoken caste system was fascinating.

Everyone should read this book.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (305.5 WIL)

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