Caste is an essential read, a lucid, no-holds-barred examination of race, our nation’s history, and the rigid caste system that has been such a destructive force to individuals, communities, and our democracy. Most people think of caste as a foreign system found in places like India. But Wilkerson, through her research, insight, and immersion, argues that caste is “a fixed and embedded value” that rests on the assumption of supremacy of one group over “inferior” others. Caste is the bones in our culture, she writes, and race is the skin. She also explores what a world without caste could be. Please take this book home and begin [or continue] the work with us!
–Victoria, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA