A Letter to My Sons

Toward a new vision of opportunity in America

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Photographs courtesy of Sheryll Cashin

The author with her husband, Marque, and their children, Logan (left) and Langston.

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Photographs courtesy of Sheryll Cashin

The author with her husband, Marque, and their children, Logan (left) and Langston.

Dear Langston and Logan,

In my new book, I make arguments that hurt your chance to benefit from affirmative action. When you are older, you’ll learn what that is, or what it used to be. I have great confidence in you and believe you will amaze yourselves and better your country and your world. But other children will not have the opportunities you have, and I want them, too, to be successful and to contribute to society.

As I write this you