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Brent Staples is an editorial writer for The New York Times. He holds a PhD in psychology from The University of Chicago. His memoir, Parallel Time: Growing up in Black and White, was the winner of the Anisfield Wolff Book Award, previously won by such writers as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston