• Jack Reynolds
6 episodes
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents(Oprah's Book Club 2020) written by Isabel Wilkerson(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize author of The Warmth of Other Suns) gives readers an understanding of the caste system that has been placed since the first African American set a foot on the American soil. With profound research, Wilkerson gives readers stories from her own experiences and other people experience how they have been affected by the caste system. Reading Caste With Jack brings Caste: The Origins of Out Discontents right to your ear. Please join me, Jack Reynolds, as I read the well-written book. I think we, as Americans, as a nation, and as one, need to look ourselves in the mirror and need to deal with Social Injustice that has plagued our country for centuries. And we can start that by examining how we got here in the first place.

Episodes

Ep. 4: An American Untouchable
2020 Oct 016m 24s
"And he said to himself, "Yes, I am an untouchable, and every Negro in the United States of American is an untouchable."" —Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Pg. #22(Hardcover)
Host Notice
2020 Sep 173m 26s
Host Notice.
Ep. 3: The Vitals of History & An Old House an Infrared Light
2020 Sep 0417m 30s
The Vitals of History is before Chapter Two: An Old House and an Infrared Light. "When we go to the doctor, he or she will not begin to treat us without taking out history—and not just our history but that of out parents and grandparents before us. The doctor will not see us until we have filled out many pages on a clipboard that is handed to us upon arrival. The doctor will not hazard a diagnosis until he or she knows the history going back generations." —Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Page #13(Hardcover)
Ep. 2: The Afterlife of Pathogens
2020 Aug 2825m 49s
"The Afterlife of Pathogens" is the first chapter of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents "What humanity learned, one would hope, was that an ancient and hardy virus required perhaps more than anything, knowledge of its ever-present danger, caution to protect against exposure, and alertness to the power of its longevity, its ability to mutate, survive and hibernate until reawakened." — Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Page 12
Ep. 1: The Man In The Crowd
2020 Aug 215m 42s
The first episode of Reading Caste With Jack. I read the very first chapter/prologue of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  "We would like to believe that we would have taken the more difficult path of standing against injustice in defense of the outcaste." — Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Page xvii
Reading Caste With Jack Trailer
2020 Aug 142m 2s
This is the trailer for Reading Caste With Jack
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