Isabel Wilkerson is a stone-cold, intellectual powerhouse. Her magnum opus, The Warmth of Other Suns, is a straight up tour de force and one of my favorite books of all time. Our UC Must-Reads for this week is a powerful and exhaustive piece that she penned for the NY Times entitled America’s Enduring Caste System. I do not say this with even a tinge of hyperbole or exaggeration, the searing essay will quite literally blow you away. When I finished reading it, I let out a loud and extended wowwww as I was simply floored and awed by her erudition, eloquence and her mighty pen game. It is a long read but super important so get to it ASAP.