When Race Becomes Real

From a collection of essays on race, writer Natalie Angier writes about when she was a teenager and a young black man decided to defend her feminist beliefs, and how this represents the struggle against both racism and sexism. The essay is from When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories, edited by Bernestine Singley.



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