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Virtual Book Club on Racial Inequality

The Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors Community Building Committee and the Office of Alumni/ae Relations and Development hosted a virtual book club on February 4, 2021.

The discussion focused on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson, described by The New York Times as, “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most provocative intellectuals in American law and a pioneer of both the law and literature and critical race theory movements in American legal theory, led the conversation. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, literature and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Harvard University Press, 1991), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about socio-legal constructs of race and gender.