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.

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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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