Race Matters Book Club
CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENT by Isabel Wilkerson will be the subject of the ACTS Race Matters Book Club’s discussion to be held on Monday, June 28th at 7 PM via Zoom.
Isabel Wilkerson is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Caste is a hefty book in size and content. There are 388 pages of meaty content in this 476 page volume. It is both easy and tough to read. Whether you might accept the concept of Caste in American society or not, this is one of those books that you should challenge yourself to dig into. As our country strains under the current “civil cold war” of our culture clash to determine which narrative of our story will prevail, Caste is going to be one of those touchstones that we will return to again and again. There are 63 copies in the Onondaga County Public Library System, most of which are currently OUT, a testimony to its “popularity”.
As our community’s social justice interfaith network, ACTS is hopeful that dialog will bring greater awareness and action. There are 29 regular members of the book club from more than 13 different congregations with an average of a dozen or more persons participating each month. Come once or come often to share your thoughts with others on the journey. To make your registration for the June 28 session, email petersarverACTS@gmail.com