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ABHM Book Club Presents: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

We will be reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, and discussing it virtually on September 26th at 6 PM via Zoom.

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New York Times #1 Best Seller
Delve into Isabel Wilkerson’s groundbreaking work, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, a profound exploration of the hidden hierarchies that shape our societies. Drawing on extensive research and compelling narrative storytelling, Wilkerson illuminates how caste systems transcend mere racism or classism to form a powerful yet often invisible framework of oppression. Through vivid historical examples and deeply personal anecdotes, she reveals parallels between the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, exposing the enduring impact of caste on individuals’ lives and society at large.

In “Caste,” Wilkerson challenges readers to confront uncomfortable truths about systemic discrimination and inequality. She examines how caste divisions persist in shaping access to opportunities, resources, and basic dignity, perpetuating cycles of privilege and disadvantage across generations. With meticulous detail and eloquent prose, Wilkerson dismantles the myth of a post-racial society, urging us to recognize and dismantle the structural barriers that perpetuate social injustice.

More than a critique of existing systems, “Caste” is a call to action for a more just and equitable world. By unraveling the layers of caste and its deep-rooted influence, Wilkerson offers a roadmap for understanding and dismantling systemic oppression. This transformative book challenges us to imagine and strive for a future where humanity transcends artificial divisions, fostering empathy, solidarity, and true equality.

About ABHM Book Club:
America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s founder, Dr. James Cameron, was an avid reader and inspiring writer and educator. To this day, he is the only known survivor of a lynching to write and publish a memoir about such an experience. We have created this book club program in his honor. You can sign up for our book club and see past selections at

The ABHM Book Club is free and open to all who are able to attend, although the books will need to be purchased by each participant. You can purchase a copies from Milwaukee’s independent booksellers, such as @boswellbookco , @nichebookbarllc , and @lionstoothmke. If you are having trouble finding a copy, please email


Sep 26 2024


6:00 PM


Virtual Event


America's Black Holocaust Museum