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Myth of meritocracy casts Australia in a new light

“The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power – which groups have it and which do not.”

New York Times journalist Isabel Wilkerson’s assessment of US culture is a devastating critique of the land of the free.

  • Tim Costello
  • The Age

Her 2020 book, Caste: The Lies That Divide Us suggests that actually America is not one of the finest examples of a meritocracy – despite its innovation and excellence – based simply on…

Wilkerson examines caste in India and draws the parallels. She examines how Hitler drew on the Jim Crow laws in the US to construct his Nuremberg laws in 1934, and was incensed that…

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