Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert
We are ONE race, Human race.
Ms. Morrison is an amazing author who has garnered many awards for her work throughout the years. She reminds me a lot of my mom. They both look like they could have been sisters.
Colbert, true to form asks Ms. Morrison questions while under his satirical conservative persona…
When Toni Morrison speaks, I listen. I always love watching her in conversation, whether solo, or with others (a host, an audience, etc). I suddenly feel even more enlightened! She’s quite the treasure, at 83 years old; quite a profound life lived.
Here she is chatting with Stephen Colbert on his show last night, during which she talked about reading her own books, believing in herself as a writer, and her own work, whether she considers herself an “African American writer” (broaching issues of the complexity of what we call identity), race as a social construct…
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