Toni Morrison on Racism

If the racist white person…doesn’t understand that he or she is also a race, is also constructed, is also made, and also has some sort of serviceability…Then if you take it away, if I take your race away–and there you are, all strung out–and all you’ve got is your little self–then what is that?
What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? 
Are you still smart?
Do you still like yourself?

 

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