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Just Us: A Conversation with Claudia Rankine and Orlando Patterson

Civically Speaking

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I learned early that being right pales next to staying in the room.

Claudia Rankine

Join poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine (The White Card) and Harvard University John Cowles Professor of Sociology Orlando Patterson for a discussion about Rankine’s new book Just Us: An American Conversation. An assembly of essays, poems, documents, and images, Just Us invites us to discover what it takes to stay in the room together and breach the silence, guilt, and violence that arise from addressing whiteness for what it is.