Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents — Isabel Wilkerson
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is a nonfiction book by the American journalist Isabel Wilkerson.
I had these thoughts while reading Isabel Wilkerson's new book, «Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
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  • Veronica Riosцитує3 роки тому
    It was in the making of the New World that Europeans became white, Africans black, and everyone else yellow, red, or brown. It was in the making of the New World that humans were set apart on the basis of what they looked like, identified solely in contrast to one another, and ranked to form a caste system based on a new concept called race. It was in the process of ranking that we were all cast into assigned roles to meet the needs of the larger production.
    None of us are ourselves.
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    dominant caste and to distance themselves from the bottom-dwellers, as if everyone were in the grip of an invisible playwright. They learn to conform to the dictates of the ruling caste if they are to prosper in their new land, a shortcut being to contrast themselves with the degraded lowest caste, to use them as the historic foil against which to rise in a harsh, every-man-for-himself economy.
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    Newcomers learn to vie for the good favor of
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