Black in White Space excerpted in The Guardian

Black people now inhabit all levels of the class and occupational structure. They attend the best schools, pursue the professions of their choosing, and occupy various positions of power, privilege, and prestige. But for these people, in the shadows lurks the specter of the iconic ghetto – it is always in the background, shaping the dominant white society’s conception of the anonymous Black person as well as the circumstances of Black people in all walks of life.