This was a wonderful letter exchange — one of my favorites so far! As you can see, I’ve underlined extensively! I do believe that for most of the history of this country, the “national identity” was White and male (most often well off too). Everyone else was a kind of other. We still see vestiges of this in the media, where the vast majority of shows are about White men and their lives, and even in shows that are ostensibly about women, men still tend to have the same amount or more of the speaking lines.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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