“Conveys an understanding of why race remains such a powerful factor even in a society where racial discrimination is seen as abhorrent.” (Adam Serwer - American Prospect)
“Startles, beguiles, and challenges as it exposes the myriad ways that threats to our identities exert a powerful stranglehold on our individual and collective psyche.” (Lani Guinier, Harvard University)
“An intellectual odyssey of the first order—a true tour de force.” (William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
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About the Author
is the provost of Columbia University. He is the author of numerous published articles and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.