Julie Lythcott-Haims’ “Real American: A Memoir”

Listen 49:13
Julie Lythcott-Haims (TED Conference)

Julie Lythcott-Haims (TED Conference)

Guest: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Growing up as the only child of an African American father and a white British mother in small, mostly white American town was extremely isolating for JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS. With her dark skin and afro, she looked different than her classmates. Even her family’s upper-middle class privilege set her apart from her less affluent peers. In this hour, Marty talks with Lythcott-Haimsabout her life growing up as a biracial woman navigating American racism, and about her new book, Real American: A Memoir.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

50% of WHYY’s funding comes from donations made by people just like you.