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The Prospect Interview #125: Reconfiguring race with Thomas Chatterton Williams

A different account of blackness in America

By Prospect Team  

Writer Thomas Chatterton Williams joins the Prospect Interview this week to talk about his curious approach to race in America. His new memoir, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race, explores his own background as a mixed-race child of a black father and white mother growing up in New Jersey. He talks to our Arts and Books editor Sameer Rahim about why he sometimes calls himself “ex-Black,” how he feels about calls for race reparations, and whether he really thinks, in divided political times, one might really transcend race. 


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