Book cover of Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankineby Claudia Rankine 

In Just Us, Claudia Rankine invites us into a necessary conversation about Whiteness in America. What would it take for us to breach the silence, guilt, and violence that arise from addressing Whiteness for what it is? What are the consequences if we keep avoiding this conversation? What might it look like if we step into it? “I learned early that being right pales next to staying in the room,” she writes.

This brilliant assembly of essays, poems, documents, and images disrupts the false comfort of our culture’s liminal and private spaces―the airport, the theater, the dinner party, the voting booth―where neutrality and politeness deflect true engagement in our shared problems. 

Interview with the Author

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4. Just Us: Talking Justice with Claudia Rankine
10/16/20          31 min


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Claudia Rankine 
10/11/20          62 min


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Claudia Rankine 
9/8/20         60 min


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Claudia Rankine: The Reconciliation Won’t Be Easy, But It’s Necessary Work
11/5/20           45 min


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