Saturday, September 19, 2020

Black Lives Matter and Books by Isabel Wilkerson


I frequently enter discussions about the BLM movement and demonstrations. Somewhere in these discussions I recommend the book The Warmth of Another Sun by Isabel Wilkerson. This book and her writings more than any other have helped me understand “the origins of our country’s discontent.” I am not alone. Apart from this book winning the Pulitzer Prize it is on the The New York Times list of 10 best non-fiction books of all time. The book document the migration of 6 million African Americans to northern cities during the middle of the 20th century. I am now reading her current book Caste that is equally informative and disturbing. If someone wants to understand race relations in the United States, they should begin by reading these two books. 9/19/20

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