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Important People in Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson
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Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson is the author of the text, an award-winning Journalist and author. Wilkerson analyses America and its caste system, citing her own examples and lived experience as a black woman and thus member of America’s subordinate caste. Wilkerson began researching caste several years ago after starting to research deeply into racism in America, and realizing she was really interested in its caste system. Upon more research, she found that there was not much writing comparing America’s system to India and Germany’s, and began writing this book in order to bring caste into the mainstream and compare it with other famous caste systems.

Bhimrao Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ambedkar is a Dalit activist, politician, and scholar who advocated for the plight of the Dalits, the lowest caste in India, in the early 20th century. Wilkerson describes the work he has done and notes that he...

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