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"Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson, my notes

These are my notes from "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson. Note: This is not a review of the book or a complete set of the ideas presented. It is simply a list of points, listed in order of presentation in the book, that I found interesting. I have added some personal comments from personal experiences. This picture has nothing to do with the book. It is just a picture of me reflecting. 😏🤔 1. Do not focus on individuals and racism. Focus on the Caste system that causes inequality. I think that this is the single most useful idea in the book. My takeaway is that it is often useless to blame/attack individuals for their racism. It is more productive to point out problems from the Caste system and working to fix the system. 2. Nazi Germany used the US system, laws, and history (Indian genocide, Jim Crow laws of percentages, slavery, etc) to set up a less extreme system for Jews. The fact that the USA had the best legal model for Nazis to set up a system to discriminate against (and