The Prospect Interview #125: Reconfiguring race with Thomas Chatterton Williams
A different account of blackness in America
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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