Know Thy Culture: Tom Sowell and Art.

  I happen to be black. I found out what that meant in North American culture in my undergrad. I remember a discussion I had with a fellow student at the time, about why African-American students were not doing too well academically; why I never really saw other black people in the library where I worked. She explained the historical mechanisms of prejudice and because I grew up overseas, I was never subject to those same prejudices. And so, I  would never understand. I’m not really black. I didn’t share in black culture. I arrived with my own culture...

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