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Zadie Smith’s debut White Teeth was part of a wave of interest in “multicultural writing” in the early 2000s. ROLF VENNENBERND/EPA

The rise and fall of Black British writing

Interest in Black British writing has grown and shrunk since the late 1940s. Is the current wave going to crash like those before it?
Many films that address race end up lulling audiences into complacency. TriStar Pictures

How popular culture hobbles protest movements

Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
Normal People has been adapted for the BBC. It follows the love story of Connell and Marianne as they navigate love, class and the tricky journey into adulthood. BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu

Five coming-of-age novels where class and love collide

Books where loving someone from the other side of the tracks is about better understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

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