“To belittle is to be little.”

“To belittle is to be little.”

—Author Unknown

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In her important book, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson looks at the concept of the caste system and how it influences and shapes our lives and our nation.

Through vivid and specific examples and tragic stories from Nazi Germany, India, slavery, and the persecution of indigenous people in America, she brings light to the insidious undertow of caste and how it is experienced in both small and dramatic ways each day.


Where and how do you observe the belittling of others in your various communities? What words can you speak and what actions will you take to do far more be-bigging?

Consider reading this Oprah’s Book Club pick, and explore its importance and urgency with your family, friends, and colleagues.