Isabel Wilkerson

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Isabel Wilkerson (born 1961) is an American journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

Wilkerson was the editor-in-chief of the Howard University college newspaper, interned at the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and became the Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She also taught at Emory, Princeton, Northwestern, and Boston University.

Wilkerson interviewed over a thousand people for The Warmth of Other Suns, which documents the stories of African Americans who migrated to northern and western cities during the 20th century. Her book Caste identifies the racial hierarchy in the United States as a caste system. Both books were best-sellers.

Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Cultures, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and THINKING

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