Tag Archives: Isabel Wilkerson

Pause And Think

Often something I hear or read just makes me pause and think. Today’s article is a collection of those things from over the past few months. Continue reading Pause And Think


I recently added Caste by Isabel Wilkerson to the Recommended Reading List.

Wilkerson explores inequity via social hierarchy primarily in the United States and India.  In the case of India the caste system is the primary tool; in America it is race.

She contends that any such system requires a bottom caste in order to thrive and that people marginally in an upper caste – like poor, less skilled and educated whites in America –  will cling to their supposed superior caste membership even at the price of their self-interest.


Between Two Quotes

In her book Caste, Isabel Wilkerson relays part of a conversation she had with famed fellow author Taylor Branch.  During it he ponders, “If people were given a choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would chose whiteness?”  Continue reading Between Two Quotes