Isabel Wilkerson: America’s Unspoken Caste System
Sat 22 Aug 17:30 - 18:30
The New York Times Main Theatre Online
As America seemingly implodes its way toward the 2020 election, pundits and political classes continue to try to understand how the Land of the Free has found itself in such disarray. And — as it has throughout Western democracies — the conversation inevitably turns to shifting facets of identity politics.
Conversations around race and gender have moved in significant, seismic ways in recent times, and the roles played by class and education remain widely understood. But Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s major new work argues that there’s another factor controlling American society; one with far-reaching and profound effects.
She has turned her celebrated journalistic eye to what she describes as the unspoken system of power and control that underpins American society: caste. In this insightful event Wilkerson answers your questions on how this unforgettable reframing of what divides Americans might impact their future.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A.
Part of our America: Truth, Lies, Power and Division festival theme.