“You’re not going to change anybody’s mind shutting them down” – Rankine to the The Paris Review
“In America, the killing of black people is an unending spectacle.” – Rankine in the New York Times
“Was there ever a moment when the persecution of nonwhite Americans wasn’t the norm?” – Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?
“We need to stop not calling it out….We can stop housing it. So that it stays where it belongs, in the person who’s creating it. By not calling it out, it actually arrives somewhere.” – Claudia Rankine to Buzzfeed
“Blackness in the white imagination has nothing to do with black people.” – Rankine to The Guardian
“Every day you see, you hear, you don’t speak up because you say ‘It’s not about me,’ and that is white complacency.” – Rankine in The Odyssey
The world-premiere of Rankine’s The White Card starts FEB 24. Learn more here.