Caste, Class and Conversation

Public discussions about racial caste in America are relatively rare. We avoid talking about caste in our society because we are ashamed of our racial history. We also avoid talking about race. We even avoid talking about class. Conversations about class are resisted in part because there is a tendency to imagine that one’s class reflects upon one’s character.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Note: See the Book Reviews here and here.

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