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Yes, Nell Irvin Painter is a painter. But she didn’t start pursuing an art MFA until she’d already become a distinguished Princeton historian. What prompted the shift in gears?

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The author of "The History of White People" believes racial attitudes are starting to relax in the Obama era. Class differences, though, remain as problematic as ever.

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The concept of race may be a kind of cultural superstition, but in America at least, it's not going away anytime soon.

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How did Italians, Jews, and other peoples become "white"? And will other, currently "nonwhite" ethnic groups follow suit?