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Color Theory

From Afropessimism, which will be published this month by Liveright. In February 2001, I attended the Race Rave conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with my wife, Alice.…

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Notes to Self

Lincoln’s private thoughts on fate, failure, slavery, and belief

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Washington Is Burning

Two centuries of racial tribulation in the nation’s capital

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In the Margins of Twelve Years a Slave

Tracing an original edition of Solomon Northup’s narrative to a slaveholder

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September 2009

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