Human Beauty and Resilience

A black person holds a jagged piece of mirror, looking into it, as the camera captures the reflection oftheir eye.

"I do not believe the acts of oppressors are my people's shame. For me, that my people became, created, and imagined from a position of unfreedom is a source of deep pride, not shame... What better evidence of human beauty and resilience could there be?"

from Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (p. 21)

About the Author

Imani Perry

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Law and Public Affairs. Perry is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles....

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