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Another country

My Times review [£] of Margo Jefferson’s account of growing up in the African-American upper class: Here is a corner of life that normally goes unseen. We hear so much about race in America — almost every week, it seems, … Continue reading

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Notebook

Our friend Shawn has taken to wearing a voluminous Afro wig on social occasions, especially in the black community. Many politically conscious black women with light skin and straight hair do the same: it’s the only way to make sure … Continue reading

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