How does race affect our relations to others?

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Woke Up Black (clip)

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Video

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"“Woke Up Black” is a 2011 documentary produced and directed by filmmaker Mary Morten that focuses on five African-American college students from the Chicago area. The youth, ages 16-21, represent…

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No Place to Live but a Home to Die

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Image

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Nikki Kahn is a documentary photographer based in Washington D.C. Her photograph, No Place to Live but a Home to Die, is part of a 12-photograph collection that won second…

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Telephone Conversation

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Reading

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African writer Wole Soyinka was born in western Nigeria in 1934, and has been a professor of drama and literature at various Nigerian universities since 1975. In 1986 he became…

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Stranger in the Village

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Reading

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Published in 1955, Baldwin's powerful essay recounts his stay in a tiny Swiss village in which "from all available evidence no black man had ever set foot." He contrasts his…

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The Wife of His Youth

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Reading

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Charles Chesnutt is the first African-American author to be published in the Atlantic Monthly. His story, "The Wife of His Youth," appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1898. In this…