Defining the Future
Deborah Gray White, Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University and current Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center
There is a debate underway within the African-American Community about the appropriateness of the expression "post-black". First used by young artists, post-black is seen as an indicator of the variety of experiences that influence one's work beyond ethnic identity. Like the pre-eminent role African-Americans played in the million-person marches of the 1990's, this debate suggests a group and a society wrestling with more complex understandings of it. Dr. Deborah Gray White explains the nature and importance of this emerging controversy.