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At UW symposium, author Isabel Wilkerson honors MLK legacy, talks ‘Caste’ book

In her latest book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” Isabel Wilkerson details a moment from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s trip to India in 1959, when he realized that India’s caste system was not unique to one country, but mirrored a similar illness in American society.