Notes from America: 'Blackness (Un)interrupted'

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“Racial imposter syndrome” is definitely “a thing,” for many people. Shereen and Gene hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling “fake” or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage. Social scientists weigh in the need basic need for belonging. Kristen Uroda for NPR hide caption

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So many of our perceptions of race have to do with color. How does that change if you’ve lived in both Black and white skin? Our Executive Producer Veralyn Williams, explores this question in conversation with her sister, Lovis. Lovis has vitiligo, a skin disease that causes loss of skin color in patches. The episode comes from WNYC’s Notes from America with Kai Wright, and originally aired on February 22, 2021. Then, we revisit one of our most popular episodes ever, on “racial imposter syndrome,” which originally aired on June 7, 2017.

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