New York Times contributing writer and author of ''American Tapestry,'' about Michelle Obama's family tree. I write about race, history, life.

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@rachelswarns — 7,499 followers, 4,682 tweets

Nov 24, 2017

RT @jswatz: @rachelswarns But @jeligon is so darned wholesome that he and his family appeared on Family Feud! Double sigh. https://t.co/OQEskQHmZN

Nov 24, 2017

A NYT reporter interviews a white man in Vallejo, Calif. The white man admits he thought the reporter -- a black man -- was up to no good when he first saw him. Makes me feel so very tired... #reportingwhileblack https://t.co/fBEgsecJOL

Nov 24, 2017

RT @nyu_journalism: Applications are now being accepted for #NYU Journalism’s Reporting Award, meant to support #journalists doing work…

Nov 24, 2017

RT @nyu_journalism: Apply now for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award for the chance to receive a grant supporting nonfiction wo…

Nov 24, 2017

RT @NMAAHC: Greens flavored with ham hocks is a survival story. Enslaved African Americans stretched their allotments of food b…

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