What it Means to be Black in America

Color is a fact. Race is a social construct. — Isabel Wilkerson

In 1978, my father left India to pursue a Ph.D. in Australia. When I got older, he told me a story about trying to help a black colleague find a place to live.

Multiple landlords refused to rent to my dad’s colleague based on the color of his skin. After that my dad…



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