If ‘one drop of blood’ once made someone ‘black’ — what was it that made someone ‘white’? According to respected historian Nell Irvin Painter, answering that question is harder than you might expect. Kojo explores the concept of ‘whiteness’ with Painter, and finds out how her own career led her to write an unusual new historical treatise on the conundrum of race.


  • Nell Irvin Painter Author, "The History of White People" (WW Norton); and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University

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