Malcolm Gladwell Comments on Getting ‘Blacker’

News / Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The guy who wrote The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and his latest book–What the Dog Saw–is an interesting personality who also happens to be black. Here, Malcolm comments on perceptions that come from some the most ridiculous places (like his hair) that color responses between individuals.

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“I’m of mixed race,” the writer said, “and the minute I began to look more like people’s stereotype of a black male, (and) have a big Afro, I got stopped by police, and when I went through customs at the airport, I would always get pulled out. I was getting speeding tickets left and right; it was really kind of a striking transformation in the way the world viewed me.”


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