September 11, 2006


Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton and formerly a member of Henry Louis Gates' Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard, is a prominent black intellectual. He has recently switched from calling himself "Anthony" to calling himself "Kwame" so you won't forget he's black.

Something I hadn't known until now, however, is that Dr. Appiah is the grandson of Sir Stafford Cripps, the famous British Chancellor of the Exchequer during the late 1940s. His mother Peggy Cripps married Ghanian aristocrat Joe Appiah. Their marriage was said to be the inspiration for the movie 1967 movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

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