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WHAT DO AMERICA’S RACIAL PROBLEM HAVE IN COMMON WITH INDIA AND NAZI GERMANY? [Isabel] Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of a marvelous chronicle of the Great Migration titled “The Warmth of Other Suns,” is an elegant and persuasive writer. … She wants us to see America’s enduring resistance to Black equality through the prism of the caste system of India. In a secondary line of analysis, she notes that the Nazis’ anti-Semitic regime borrowed ideas and practices from the legal structures created in the Jim Crow South and invites us to see, in some of the horrors of the Holocaust, echoes of America’s caste order.

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