Overview of Book Discussion CASTE


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OVERVIEW of BOOK DISCUSSION of Caste: The Origins of our Discontents


by Isabel Wilkerson


I – Dec.7-- Introduction of book – Dr. Ann Masai Jones, from St. Mary’s College, CA


II –Dec.14 – First Group Discussion—PART ONE: Toxins in the Permafrost and Heat

Rising All Around

Chapters 1 – 3 , pp 3--38


III – Dec. 21—Second Group Discussion – PART TWO: The Arbitrary Construction of

Human Divisions

Chapters 4 -- 8, pp 39-- 98


IV—Dec.28 – Third Group Discussion—PART THREE: The Eight Pillars of Caste

Chapter 9, pp 99--166


V –Jan. 4—Fourth Group Discussion—PART FOUR: The Tentacles of Caste

Chapters 10 –18 pp, 167--262


VI—Jan. 11 – Fifth Group Discussion—PART FIVE: The Consequences of Caste

Chapters 19 – 24 pp, 263-- 310


VII – Jan. 18—Sixth Group Discussion—PART SIX; BACKLASH

Chapters 25 – 29 pp, 311-- 360


VIII—Jan.25—Seventh Group Discussion—PART SEVEN: AWAKENING

Chapters 30 – 31 pp, 361-388

Concluding Presentation by Dr. Ann Masai Jones on “How to be an Ally”