The Origins of Our Discontents: Isabel Wilkerson in Conversation with Saeed Jones
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020

In her new book (Caste, longlisted for a National Book Award), Pulitzer Prize winner and Texas Book Festival alum Isabel Wilkerson explores the United States’ own invisible caste system: a hierarchy informed by race, class, and gender that affects everything in which we participate, from baseball games to presidential elections. Caste is a portrait of American inequality that shows how privilege and power shape our lives every day. Texas Book Festival alum and Kirkus Prize winner Saeed Jones leads the discussion.

  • Moderator: Saeed Jones
  • ASL interpreter: Vania Mollinedo
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
  • Q&A: Please direct questions to the authors and moderator with CrowdCast’s “Ask a Question” button and not the chat box. Questions will be shared with the moderator, and the moderator will attempt to get to as many audience questions as possible toward the end of the session.
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Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents


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