The Colour Line in the Americas

Hazel V. Carby and Adam Shatz

Hazel Carby talks to Adam Shatz about the increasing nationalisation of racial histories, and the way African-American studies in the United States have been influenced by ideas of American exceptionalism. She argues instead for a broader, global view of race and Afro-diasporic culture.

Carby explores these ideas in her review of Isabel Wilkerson's Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

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