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Summary of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (Paperback)
This book was created for the modern American looking to expand their knowledge on the multitude of manifestations of caste influence on political, economic, and social life from historical events to present day narratives. All of the information, research, and anecdotes contained in this book belong to Isabel Wilkerson, the author of Caste: The Origins of our Discontents. This novel serves to streamline the narrative and theories presented by Wilkerson into more digestible knowledge for the average American. While none of the ideas are original, all are paraphrased from the research and a multitude of stories that were used in constructing this powerful foundation for understanding the origin and perpetuation of caste in America. This novel explores the many facets of caste, concluding that it is caste and not racism or class that is the institutionalized system that prohibits the progress of racial equality in America.
In this book, you will learn how the creation of caste is completely arbitrary and entirely fabricated and how it became the fabric of American society. You will be able to see the ways in which caste was perpetuated in the United States and the way in which our caste system was influenced by the caste systems of Germany and India. You will conclude this novel with the ability to scrutinize the larger caste system at work in addition to being able to see in which ways you perpetuate caste in your own life, with the hopes that all those who read this book will work to dismantle it.