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Caste Research Guide

Welcome! Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson is the collective text at SAIC for the 2021-2022 academic year. The information on these pages is meant to supplement, contextualize, and support the understanding of this book as well as the community conversations. As these programs continue, this guide will expand with additional resources selected by librarians and faculty members for our community. If there are resources you think should be included, please email This guide was last updated Nov. 9, 2021.

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