Do you recall the book that released back in August of this year by Isabel Wilkerson titled CASTE: The Origins of our Discontents? It’s a nonfiction that was one of Oprah’s Book Club choices and became a NY Times best seller?
It’s all about the caste system, the whole hierarchy that has existed since forever in and through many countries, and its influence on America which has its own caste system as well.
Well, director Ava DuVernay is taking the book to film for Netflix. For anyone who knows her work, this was bound to be one that would have her name written all over it. So far, Netflix nor DuVernay has released a date when we can expect to watch, but it’s coming.
Meanwhile, if you missed Isabel Wilkerson on one of her latest interviews about CASTE with Darren Walker at the Ford Foundation, she talked about why she wrote the book CASTE – because it was an outgrowth of the first book she wrote ten years ago, Warmth of Other Suns, “that was about the outpouring of 6 million African Americans of the Jim Crow south to the rest of the country from the time of WWI to the 1970s. And in telling that story, I had to dig deep and to truly understand what the lives of people were like in the world that they were fleeing.“
From there, she goes into to defining Caste, first starting in India. Watch below:
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