Thomas Chatterton Williams - Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As the son of an African American father and a white mother, Williams followed conventional assumptions and thought of himself as Black. But after he married a French woman and fathered two blonde, blue-eyed daughters, he has come to question the whole notion of “race.” Building on his provocative New York Times op-ed about the "one drop" rule of racial identity, Williams, a 2019 New America Fellow and the author of Losing My Cool, uses his family’s multigenerational transition from “black” to “white” to expose the illogic of racial categories of identity and how reliance on such categories can keep furthering that illogic.


Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393608861
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019

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