Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

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The U.S. has a history of repressing people of color, but systemic racism doesn’t tell the whole story.

America’s caste system is more than just racism, says author Isabel Wilkerson

The U.S. has a history of repressing people of color, but systemic racism doesn’t tell the whole story.

from To the Point

South Carolina lawmakers voted by overwhelming majority to take down the Confederate Flag.

Reckoning with America’s Racist Past

South Carolina lawmakers voted by overwhelming majority to take down the Confederate Flag.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ferguson, Missouri erupted last night after a grand jury held that white Officer Darren Wilson’s killing of black teenager Michael Brown was not a crime.

Is Ferguson a Microcosm of the USA?

Ferguson, Missouri erupted last night after a grand jury held that white Officer Darren Wilson’s killing of black teenager Michael Brown was not a crime.

from To the Point

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