The New York Times Interviews Claudia Rankine

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Ms. Rankine said that “part of documenting the micro-aggressions is to understand where the bigger, scandalous aggressions come from.” So much racism is unconscious and springs from imagined fears, she said. “It has to do with who gets pulled over, who gets locked up. You have to look not directly, but indirectly.”

— from “A Poetry Personal and Political,” in The New York Times, 11/28/2014