The Indian American politician was at the helm of a historic legislation in Seattle.
As more and more Indians travel abroad, casteism has been increasingly subjected to public condemnation in other countries. Seattle recently became the first city in the US and outside South Asia to ban caste discrimination. And at the helm of this historic legislation was city council member Kshama Sawant.
In this conversation with Newslaundry’s Sumedha Mittal, the India-born engineer, economist and politician details the intricacies of caste in the US, and the struggle for the law.