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The book’s title is a clear reworking of the old saying that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” How does that reworking establish a set of expectations in the reader of what is to follow?

The reworking seems to imply that there is a link, in the author's mind, between strength and blackness. Historical considerations aside, although they are interesting and potentially useful to consider in this context, the author's arguments and analysis throughout the book seem to support the claim implied by the title variation.

The author’s focus on racism throughout the book defined primarily, if not solely, by the experience of being black in America. How unique is that experience? In what ways is that experience similar or different to other experiences of racism in other countries, or in other parts of the world?

There is racism and discrimination in virtually...

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