The American Caste System

The caste system is a system of social stratification which historically identified groups of people in India as having a specific social rank, grouped by hierarchical order, and fitting into one of four basic groups, or colors

When King came up against Chicago racism

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference took on a new challenge: expose and overcome racial discrimination in Chicago. Here, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, explains the backdrop to this new struggle of the civil rights movement and tells the story of a challenge to…