Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Wed Mar 16-Apr 6 | 6:30-8:30 pm online

This is a class for those who have read the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel
Wilkerson. According to NPR, Caste is a profound achievement of scholarship, visceral storytelling, and cogent analysis. According to Wilkerson, caste is the granting or withholding of status, respect, resources, kindness, etc. “to someone on the basis of their perceived rank or standing in the hierarchy.” Racism and casteism do overlap, she writes, noting that “what some people call racism could be seen as merely one manifestation of the degree to which we have internalized the larger American caste system.”

Join leaders Marilu Sherer and Patricia Catalano to explore how we are all affected by the caste system in the United States. Our understanding of this system is the only way we can begin to think outside the caste box as Jesus did.

Dates & Time: Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6; 6:30 – 8 pm
[Class canceled 3/23 and 3/30; See you on April 6!]
Location: Zoom

If you are interested, please sign up in Baxter Hall or email Marilu with “Subscribe to the Caste Book Group” in the subject line.)