"Whiteness is a potent form of binding. And there is something wild-eyed about whiteness right now, if this moment in history, and it is all about the coffers and to whom they belong. The drug that says that whiteness is what matters most about white people is what makes so many of them think that is what must be protected at all costs."

an excerpt from Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, page 108

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Imani Perry

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and in Gender and Sexuality Studies....

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