2.21.2010

Passing as Passing

Touré is apparently a novelist (but you know him from MSNBC interviews), who is currently writing a book on post-blackness in America. His essay in today's New York Times, which passes as a review of a new edition of Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth, ends on what he thinks is a sharp question:
Why aren’t more white people trying to pass as black?
I have a witty answer: "You mean like this guy...


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