Tag Archives: Race

Faces of Brazil

One of the official posters for the Olympics. (“It’s really hard for us in Brazil to choose one artist to represent the Games.”). When it comes to ideals of feminine beauty, on the other hand, the country still seems to prefer … Continue reading

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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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Stereotypical

Publishers like books on race to be controversial. Who cares about complexities?  “Truth is, some white people drink Hennessey. Some black people jog.”

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