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The last thing on ‘privilege’ you’ll ever need to read

Book Party

A new book argues that accusing people of unearned advantages does nothing to address inequality -- and may only make things worse. By Carlos LozadaMarch 23

Is diversity for white people?

Review of "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation" by Jeff Chang

By Carlos LozadaSeptember 29, 2016

(iStock) WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation By Jeff Chang Picador. 192 pp. $16. Grade Point newsletter News and issues affecting higher education. Sign up The copious books confronting this moment in America’s racial politics — a mix of reporting and meditations on President Obama, on Black Lives Matter, on police violence and mass incarceration — can be roughly divided into two broad categories. There are the My Story works, deeply personal accounts in which the authors draw on their own lives to illuminate their arguments, often in self-conscious reference or emulation of notable activist voices of the past; and the Our Story versions, works of history and big-picture analysis, more academic in inspiration but no less ambitious in their ends. Jeff Chang’s book on the culture wars and resegregation of America is different, though. There is history …