I am the author of several books including, most recently, Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, nominated for the 2013 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-fiction. 


Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is a biweekly podcast about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. Hosted by myself, Baratunde Thurston and Raquel Cepeda. Part of Slate's Panoply network. Learn more and subscribe here.


I am available to speak at universities, libraries, conferences, in book club discussions, and at special events. Booking information is available here.