Jeff Chang Talks 'Who We Be' And Why We Haven't Had A Real National Conversation About Race

November 3, 2014 12:00 PM

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Jeff Chang Talks 'Who We Be' And Why We Haven't Had A Real National Conversation About Race

Who We Be: The Colorization Of America follows the rise of the idea of multiculturalism -- and the backlash that followed it -- from the Civil Rights movement through to Obama's election, the fight over the DREAM Act, and Trayvon Martin's death.

The book explores how race has figured in American visual culture since the 60s, and the rhetorical imagery that's driven American politics. "We can all agree that race is not a question of biology," Chang writes. "Instead it is a question of culture and it begins as a visual problem, one of vision ...

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