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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) seems to have it all, with a loving husband, a supportive family and a new book coming out. When she's asked to write a newspaper article about the tragic events surrounding Trayvon Martin's death, she turns it down, feeling she has enough on her plate.
However, the teen's plight is never far from her mind, and as tragedy strikes, she decides to delve into what causes this form of hatred of others, from the Holocaust, to the slaves of America, to the caste system in India. Her research uncovers a startling new take on all of this discrimination.
The more she learns, the more content she finds while writing what would become her New York Times bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.