In a systematic revelation of facts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson shines a searing light on the history of enslavement in the South and compares it to the Third Reich’s treatment of the Jews and India’s caste system. The Jim Crow South continued to perpetuate inequality and worse.
What makes this so poignant is the stories of individuals, and the effects in people trapped within these systems. Systems of the utmost cruelty that see these people as others, less than. It is in all ways a quest for power, fear of relinquishing any part of said power, and the ability to portray certain groups of people as a threat.
“Caste” is a bone-chilling account and a call to personal awakenings of conscience.