BOOKMARK: Nell Painter

Nell Painter, a leading American historian, talks about her latest book, "The History of White People." In this conversation with The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., she discusses the definition of whiteness, the racialization of human beings and white privilege.

In our ongoing video series Bookmark, The Root talks to authors to find out the personal stories behind their talked-about books. Here, Nell Painter, a leading American historian, talks about her latest book, The History of White People. In this conversation with The Root‘s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Painter discusses the definition of whiteness, the racialization of human beings and white privilege.

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