Claudia Rankine: ‘Blackness In The White Imagination Has Nothing To Do With Black People’

“Racism is complicated. White people feel personally responsible for racism when they should understand the problem as systemic. It is interfering as much with their lives as with the lives of people of colour.” In an interview by The Guardian, Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric and a 2020 Phil Lind Initiative speaker, shares her thoughts on what racism means, why it is inescapable, and how she writes about it.

Read the full interview here.