Toni Morrison, author of novels like The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon, has shared her unique take on race issues in the past (like when she said there’s “no such thing as race” on The Colbert Report last year). Morrison did an interview out today from The Telegraph in which she talked more about issues of race and criminal justice.
She again talked about how race is just another “classification” and how racism and hostility can function as a “money-maker” for many.
“They don’t stop and frisk on Wall Street,” Morrison remarked, “which is where they should really go.”
And as for the suggestion that racism is over in America, these are the parameters Morrison set:
“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,'” she says now. “This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” Morrison says finally. “And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’, I will say yes.”
You can read Morrison’s full interview here.
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