Isabel Wilkerson on the Caste Systems That We Currently Live In
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Larry is joined by author Isabel Wilkerson to talk about her new book, ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.’ They talk about what it was like to have her book selected for Oprah’s Book Club (7:13), the differences between “class” and “caste” (21:01), and how going to India influenced her book (32:40).


Host: Larry Wilmore

Guest: Isabel Wilkerson

Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
56: Sarah Silverman and Michael McDonald
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In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Lemonada Media
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