Just Us
Just Us
An American Conversation

Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, even and especially in breaching the silence, guilt, and violence that follow direct addresses of whiteness. Rankine's questions disrupt the false comfort of our culture’s liminal and private spaces―the airport, the theater, the dinner party, the voting booth―where neutrality and politeness live on the surface of differing commitments, beliefs, and prejudices as our public and private lives intersect.

This brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images includes the voices and rebuttals of others: white men in first class responding to, and with, their white male privilege; a friend’s explanation of her infuriating behavior at a play; and women confronting the political currency of dying their hair blond, all running alongside fact-checked notes and commentary that complements Rankine’s own text, complicating notions of authority and who gets the last word.

Title Just Us
Subtitle An American Conversation
Author Claudia Rankine
Publisher Graywolf Press
Title First Published 08 September 2020
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1644450216
ISBN-13 9781644450215
Publication Date 08 September 2020
Weight 32 oz.

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