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100 1  Wilkerson, Isabel,|eauthor. 
245 10 Caste :|bthe origins of our discontents /|cIsabel 
       Wilkerson.|h[Axis 360 electronic resource] 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bRandom House,|c[2020] 
300    1 online resource (xvii, 476 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bn|2rdamedia 
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504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-453) and 
520    ""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 brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson 
       gives us a masterful 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. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a
       powerful caste system that influences people's lives and 
       behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems 
       of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores 
       eight pillars that underlie caste systems across 
       civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, 
       and more. Using riveting stories about people--including 
       Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a 
       single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and 
       many others--she shows the ways that the insidious 
       undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents 
       how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to 
       plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the 
       cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung 
       for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she
       writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in 
       depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this 
       hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points
       forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and
       destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in
       our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and 
       revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye
       -opening story of people and history, and a reexamination 
       of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of 
       America life today"--|cProvided by publisher. 
538    Requires Axis 360 app. 
588    Description based on print version record. 
650  0 Caste|zUnited States. 
650  0 Social stratification|zUnited States. 
650  0 Ethnicity|zUnited States. 
650  0 Power (Social sciences)|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xRace relations. 
776 08 |iElectronic reproduction of (manifestation):|aWilkerson, 
       Isabel.|tCaste|dNew York : Random House, [2020]
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