Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Opting Out by Thomas Chatterton Williams

The American Scholar: Opting Out - Thomas Chatterton Williams: On the decision to “retire” from being black

Worth reading for its own sake, of course, but also because it includes this quote:

“Treating race as a social fact amounts to nothing more than acknowledging that we were mistaken to think of it as a biological fact and then insisting that we ought to keep making the mistake.” —Walter Benn Michaels