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Brent Staples

Brent Staples writes editorials on politics and culture for The New York Times. He is the author of a memoir, Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White. (November 2011)

Mary Church Terrell, circa 1902

Escape into Whiteness

The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

by Daniel J. Sharfstein

November 24, 2011 issue

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