The One with the Thoughts of Frans

Only Literary Discourse?

[I]n matters of race, silence and evasion have historically ruled literary discourse. […] The situation is aggravated by the tremor that breaks into discourse on race. It is further complicated by the fact that ignoring race is understood to be a graceful, even generous, liberal gesture.

Toni Morrison, Playing in the dark: whiteness and the literary imagination. 1992. Harvard University: Cambridge. p. 14.

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