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I write about human nature. Pulitzer Prize. Humanities Medal. Author: The Warmth of Other Suns & Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. IG: @isabelwilkerson

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@DocBanks84 It was my honor to share his story. Thank you. ❤️The nitrogen in your DNA was once inside a small star. 🧬 That star shed its outer layers at the end of its life, fo… https://t.co/v45zLw1lRb
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11/23
2020
Black doctors matter! She went in for her routine 37wk check up on 9/29 & delivered her twins just a few short hour… https://t.co/eSxXfjsiCb
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonWhether you are looking for fiction or nonfiction, poetry or stories, we have a book for you https://t.co/Sv6duhoDgV https://t.co/IVeBDSLt2Q
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11/22
2020
@theferocity I was screaming, too! Can't wait till tomorrow!
11/14
2020
Now that the people have spoken, let the work of healing begin. https://t.co/60kFYJogTM
11/7
2020
Inspiring to see a historic equilibrium in the decisive turnouts in a receiving station of the Great Migration -- P… https://t.co/BFECTY7QrISeemingly karmic that the eyes of the nation are on its birthplace in an election that confronts our history and de… https://t.co/5fmfWZhN2T
11/6
2020
I couldn't imagine a better, more audacious pair to bring this important and extraordinary examination of America's… https://t.co/I3CLNqM7cB
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonCan’t wait to see what @ava does with @isabelwilkerson’s #Caste! It’s an absolute must-read for humanity and will s… https://t.co/FmS6carahh
Retweeted by Isabel Wilkerson @Oprah @ava Thank you for bringing us all together! @kerrywashington @ava ❤️❤️❤️This is spectacular. Holy moly. I’m sooooooooo excited about this. @ava and @Isabelwilkerson - My deep love a grati… https://t.co/uLZUQQTxTk
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonSo this happened today. And I am overjoyed. Thank you, @ava, @netflix and all of the readers who have loved this bo… https://t.co/iT3w7B3JHG
10/14
2020
As America passes the grim milestone of 200,000 dead from COVID-19, here are the lessons officials ignored and what… https://t.co/TEvwWTPLhL
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9/20
2020
@Profdilipmandal Thank you kindly for your review and for your insights.
8/23
2020
@DavidLSmith_Iam It was my honor to quote your brilliant work.
8/12
2020
Declining all calls. I’m listening to the the most necessary & brilliant book that’s making me clap and say “AMEN”… https://t.co/cDNsOZzXUb
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8/8
2020
This is the highest honor ever. https://t.co/PERJ9jbLcx
8/6
2020
@Dolen So kind of you to say. Thank you!This kind of thing has happened to Black journalists everywhere and throughout history. A disbelief in our existenc… https://t.co/1aFhVCG3UX
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8/5
2020
A privilege to receive such a deeply perceptive review of this book. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/5j7VKPSxqtAs a Dalit writer, I'm excited about @Isabelwilkerson's book about caste, out today, and about how the inequities o… https://t.co/QUmcu8djWq
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonSo thrilled that Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents has been chosen by the incomparable Oprah as her next Book C… https://t.co/0dgzZwl7zk
8/4
2020
This review leaves me speechless, and grateful beyond words. A writer’s dream to have one’s work so completely unde… https://t.co/vjMdOfT4JQ
8/2
2020
Overcome by the starkly humble, last crossing of John Lewis over the Edmund Pettus Bridge: the horse-drawn carriage… https://t.co/hWg8Ocp0qe
7/26
2020
“If we don’t develop a different attitude, we’re going to be like people in the lifeboat, beating on those that are… https://t.co/LNp4JznCmI
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7/25
2020
Folks have convinced themselves they would’ve been in support of things like the Freedom Rides and the sit-in movem… https://t.co/ZpCY8Q0KR3
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7/20
2020
John Lewis was the last living of the Big Six civil rights leaders of the 1963 March on Washington. “Freedom is not… https://t.co/oh9aAychVD"The passing of John Lewis marks a signal moment in the history of our country. Called both the compass and the con… https://t.co/gl76RIJc7g
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonJohn Lewis risked his life so that all of us could be free. His passing is monumental, the heartbreaking end of an… https://t.co/8Ucj31miJG
7/18
2020
Isabel has reintroduced modern racial caste studies, one that has been craftily suppressed by the naysayers who wan… https://t.co/Dd449FWyXh
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonMy hope as well! Thank you for all that you are doing and for your inspiring words of solidarity! https://t.co/yDls0WhtmROne of the biggest riots in US history occurred this week in 1951, after a black couple, the Clarks, tried to move… https://t.co/oqmR0eMT6KOn a day when Florida sets a single-day record for new #coronavirus cases—15,300—and people need to know critical n… https://t.co/zAeTQLXrX2
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonA brilliant and impassioned description of how black communities end up subsidizing the very people who take advant… https://t.co/QHn0DxAXb8
7/12
2020
The Mississippi legislature held an indoor session where politicians defied social distancing and mask wearing guid… https://t.co/Sp4f2LqMu9
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonExcellent book by a brilliant writer, @Isabelwilkerson https://t.co/zdX0fEJL8a
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7/9
2020
Thank you for noticing. That was exactly the intention. https://t.co/XP23dstIKZ“America is an old house. We can never declare the work over. Wind, flood, drought and human upheavals batter a str… https://t.co/G4J7jazg7M
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonThank you so much. Means the world to me.... https://t.co/dD2aQMr1NQ
7/6
2020
If you're not doing anything for the next hour--or even if you had intended to--lock yourself away and read this pi… https://t.co/cx5DObugbY
Retweeted by Isabel Wilkerson1/ Gorgeous, brilliant, devastating piece by @IsabelWilkerson on #caste. "Over time, racism has often been reduced… https://t.co/eLXsr4a85Q
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7/5
2020
How gorgeous. My wish, too. https://t.co/04UE1GW3MZ @samdagher Underneath it all, can’t see how African-Americans would have survived centuries of enslavement and Jim… https://t.co/r7tJOJcBjm @samdagher Agree. That is exactly how I perceived it as I wrote Warmth. Thank you for seeing it, too. As for your l… https://t.co/mK2dJzk7R8Thank you for your very kind words. https://t.co/zuT8DcrY7t
7/4
2020
@TempestWilliams Very kind of you to say. Thank you so much.This is part of what upholds #structuralracism : #Black families pay significantly higher property taxes - This dur… https://t.co/TvUV8RYHc6
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonIf race is language, then caste is its underlying grammar. And it is casteism’s invisibility that gives it longevit… https://t.co/neC9V0P85p
Retweeted by Isabel Wilkerson“A caste system is an artificial construction...of human value that sets the presumed supremacy of one group agains… https://t.co/gxP2DW62bV
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonThis week’s @NYTmag, our July 4-5 issue, features a remarkable essay by @Isabelwilkerson about America’s racial cas… https://t.co/EeZRGtvISX
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7/3
2020
My goodness. Thank you. https://t.co/kAmMSmgwY7And I can't wait for you to read it. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/CuhfoBdzNVThe next @NYTmag cover story, by the one and only @Isabelwilkerson, is an excerpt — timed to the Fourth of July —… https://t.co/ruAwyb6jeY
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonThis elegant @Isabelwilkerson essay on caste in America resonates with me. As I wrote in my book: "Perhaps because… https://t.co/yNsrgPTe2w
Retweeted by Isabel Wilkerson @SominiSengupta Grateful for your perspective. Thank you.This, by @Isabelwilkerson is one of the most beautifully written pieces on race I've read. Thinking of assigning it… https://t.co/9VrkgJgr6i
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonLong, but every word should be read, reread, and reflected on. Combines both breadth and depth to tell us how caste… https://t.co/ka9PVlKRkf
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonThrilled that the first glimpse of my new book appears in the pages of my alma mater, @nytimes. Appreciate the embr… https://t.co/hyDf0675Xz
7/2
2020
The underlying causes of the 1919 Chicago Race Riots--cited in the city's official 1922 report--feel strikingly & u… https://t.co/kKiN8BpxBg
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6/24
2020
One of the most comprehensive accounts that I’ve read, certainly in a newspaper, of the racist massacre that killed… https://t.co/DCXc0tbJya
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonSo much to learn w/ @Isabelwilkerson. Humanity "miscast in the caste system" of slavery, migrating out. 6 million… https://t.co/HhiSEcuW7h
Retweeted by Isabel Wilkerson @kristatippett What a profound moment to revisit our conversation. Thank you for re-airing it, and for your everpresent wisdom and grace.
6/21
2020
@Mahoodmode Thank you. Appreciate your very kind words.This week we return to our conversation with @Isabelwilkerson about the Great Migration and layers of American hist… https://t.co/JrvXK4wiO9
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonWhen I think of emancipation, I think of all of the people who fought for freedom but who never got a chance to exp… https://t.co/uODSM6SKro
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonI wrote a piece. Happy Juneteenth, y'all! Growing Up with Juneteenth https://t.co/rxn0yO9zsM via @NewYorker
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonBREAKING: 56% of Americans are opposed to changing U.S. military bases named for Confederate leaders, which stand a… https://t.co/s36HTngXnv
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonAnd they carried themselves with the dignity that had been denied them and their forebears for 246 years.... Happy… https://t.co/h2nT1d4hle
6/19
2020
"These people, by their actions, were able to do what the powers that be, North and South, could not or would not d… https://t.co/wombXBda65
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6/18
2020
I don't know why these images have disappeared from our TLs, but the #BlackLivesMatter protests have not stopped.… https://t.co/AiqbHi4AZy
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonThe scale of this movement is breathtaking and we tried to capture it with maps & images from protests in every sta… https://t.co/nM9OWRctJ9
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6/15
2020
I worked so hard on this. Your kind words mean the world to me. https://t.co/5tw6Ic0CKp
6/12
2020
"America, This is Your Chance..." A vision for the country from the brilliant Michelle Alexander. https://t.co/MYUYq3hlQZYeah sex is great but have you ever seen people dump the statue of a slave owner in the very river where his slave ships used to dock.
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonPolice should not have more funding than teachers.
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6/8
2020
A fitting end to a monstrous legacy.... https://t.co/CpsWYgS4AsFor all the horrors he wrought, all the lives he stole. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/Bck1gpjVp3Protesters in UK relocate statue of British enslaver. https://t.co/2gbtoivCV2A completely nauseating assault. Video resurfaced from 2018. And these are the cases that make it to the public. Th… https://t.co/6sdWt2tF1NHoly Cow.... https://t.co/iq0cwtK1Sl https://t.co/6Qz96yhs9o
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6/7
2020
Shout to to this guy for somehow getting the cops called on him for his one man protest (credit tiktok user shaneme… https://t.co/YwVJjsG80z
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6/6
2020
Gives me hope. Thank you. https://t.co/YxV7ObkyN5Wow. https://t.co/fxCIezmbbeIt's a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life.
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonBREAKING: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to charge Derek Chauvin with 2nd Degree Murder, and… https://t.co/dX6TQUoKDK
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Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonSo appreciate you.🙏🏾 https://t.co/dJaErhGDqAOur spirits so needed this. Houston riders arriving like they’re defending Helms Deep. #LOTR #GeorgeFloydhttps://t.co/5BHwRC6Q8I
6/3
2020
If they're doing this to journalists while cameras are trained on them, what are they doing to black protesters whe… https://t.co/kpNunrLRiq
Retweeted by Isabel WilkersonAnd now comes hurricane season. This will be a long summer. https://t.co/SusPKundJlI just can’t. This has broken me. https://t.co/IbDz83KVjfIf more Americans began waking up to the ways in which they inadvertently perpetuate the caste system, it would be… https://t.co/shzVNfZJBG @horizons_kevin I so admire what you are doing. Thank you. @Tuckhag Thank you. That means so much to me.So tired I can't type. Sorry for the error.
6/2
2020
This is just makes me tired. This level of obliviousness to basic history and the lives of fellow citizens is how w… https://t.co/Bx9NlhR4H5I continue to be stunned by the restraint police showed when armed conservative mobs literally shut down a state le… https://t.co/ap5LHpsXK0
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6/1
2020
In Opinion "Eventually, doctors will find a coronavirus vaccine, but black people will continue to wait, despite t… https://t.co/22AdbnoGIC
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5/31
2020

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