Susan Fales-Hill describes the consequences of her discovery that her white ancestor was part of the slave trade and her daughter’s reaction to it. “I live the paradox that though my brown skin has excluded me from so called white privilege, all my life I have benefited from the plunder of privileged whites. . . .  [M]y child demolished all of my excuses and reminded me that the truth of our family history, like our country’s, had always been hidden in plain sight. It’s our duty to seek it out.”