Posted on 03/28/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The ability to trade places with someone else to truly understand their experience is, currently, limited to fiction.

But in its place, we can at least turn to thoughtful essay collections like Damon Young’s What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, which centers on how skin color affects daily life.

Young, who is co-founder of and editor-in-chief of Very Smart Brothas, a columnist for GQ, and senior editor at The Root, shared some insights from the book with Scott Simon in a recent interview.

You can listen to Young and Simon talk below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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