Black People : Lessons-we-can-learn-from Toni Morrison

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The truth she offered on white supremacy

Racist Ways...
" What Do You Need This For"
“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” a documentary released earlier this year, rolls through interview clips between Morrison and various journalists. One exchange in particular stuck out: her 1993 interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose.


Responding to a question about experiencing racism, Morrison said people who practice racism are “bereft, there is something distorted about the psyche.” Morrison said racist white people don’t understand that they are also a race, “it’s also constructed, it’s also made.”

“If I take your race away, and there you are, all strung out. And all you got is your little self, and 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? I mean, these are the questions.”

She continued: “If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem. And my feeling is: White people have a very, very serious problem, and they should start thinking about what they can do about it. Take me out of it.”

Years earlier, in a 1975 keynote address at Portland State University, Morrison said that “the very serious function of racism” is a distraction.

“It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being,” she said.

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" The Key is No Apology Needed. No Explanation is Due Anyone "
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Wrote in 2003
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When we come here, there is a plan.
Rolled up tight, in the creators hand.
As he opens, we start our way. The
threads are black, and are gold some
days. Let him finish opening his hand.
Don't go around judging any man!
Look at the work if you care,
view our ways if you dare.
The hand will close, and life is gone.
Don't spend it caring... about
what went wrong.
Remember it's part of the master plan.

Rolled up tight in the creators hand!

@ HODEE
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