Apr 19, 2021Diversity and Reconciliation Commission’s fourth online series of book study sessions

Diversity and Reconciliation Commission’s fourth online series of book study sessions

Shirley Bolden Two-minute read.   Resources

A caste system is an artificial construction, a fixed and embedded ranking of human value that sets the presumed supremacy of one group against the presumed inferiority of other groups on the basis of ancestry and often immutable traits, traits that would be neutral in the abstract but are ascribed life-and-death …

Deadline for registrations is May 3, 2021.

Reviews for Caste — The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Magisterial … Her reporting is nimble and her sentences exquisite. But the real power of Caste lies tucked within the stories she strings together like pearls … Caste roams wide and deep, lives and deaths vividly captured haloed with piercing cultural critique … Caste is a luminous read, bearing its own torch of righteous wrath in a diamond-hard prose that will be admired and studied by future generations of journalists.”

—Hamilton Cain, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brave, clear and shatteringly honest in both approach and delivery … Extrapolating Wilkerson’s ideas to contemporary America becomes an unsettling exercise that proves how right she is and how profoundly embedded into society the caste system is … Her quest for answers frames everything and acts as the perfect delivery method for every explanation.”

—Gabino Iglesias, San Francisco Chronicle

Wilkerson’s book is a powerful, illuminating and heartfelt account of how hierarchy reproduces itself, as well as a call to action for the difficult work of undoing it.”

—Kenneth W. Mack, The Washington Post

The Study Group will start on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. and meet each Tuesday through June 1, 2021 (extended).

And again, if we have enough interest we will run a second session starting Thursday, May 6, 2021 and then each Thursday through June 3, 2021 (extended) at 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in joining our Beloved Community of Care and Love Book Club, please contact Shirley Bolden, Call or text on (816) 560-1656 (mobile), or email Sbolden2@comcast.net. Please provide your contact information, phone number, and e-mail address.

Deadline for registrations is May 3, 2021.

Shirley Bolden is the Chair of the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission.

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