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Toni Morrison Has Written a Post-Election Essay

Since the results of the 2016 presidential election were announced, a number of writers and celebrities have shared their reactions.

Toni Morrison: Fear Of Losing White Privilege Led To Trump's Election

Toni Morrison has written a powerful essay in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and it gets right to the heart of why Trump won. In a piece titled “Mourning For Whiteness” from the November 21...Show More Summary

Toni Morrison in The New Yorker: "Making America White Again/The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status."

Spoiler alert if you haven't read William Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom," but Morrison seems to think it's valuable in understanding what just happened in the election. Here's how her essay ends:On Election Day, how eagerly so many white...Show More Summary

Quick Takes: Toni Morrison on the Election of Trump

For White Americans who have any interest in understanding the perspective of their African American brothers and sisters, it all starts with listening to voices like Toni Morrison. She’s not interested in making anyone feel more comfortable…simply telling her own truth. So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many... Read more »

TONI MORRISON: Mourning for Whiteness. So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privi…

TONI MORRISON: Mourning for Whiteness. So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many Americans have flocked to a political platform that supports and translates violence against the defenseless as strength. These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble. On Election […]

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[Content Note: Misogynoir] Bridget Todd at Bullshitist: "What Did I Ever Do to Anybody Except Be Black and Exist?"[CN: White supremacy; eliminationist violence] Toni Morrison at the New Yorker: "Making America White Again."[CN: Islamophobia;...Show More Summary

Excellent Reads: Words on the Tombstone

Via commentor LAMH, Toni Morrison, in the New Yorker, on “Making America White Again“: This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to […]

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear: Toni Morrison on the Artist’s Task in Troubled Times

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom."

Aftermath

“So what now? Well, first and foremost, we need to feel.” The New Yorker has essays from sixteen writers including Toni Morrison, Junot Diaz, Mary Karr, and Gary Shteyngart on the causes for and effects of Trump’s win. The post Aftermath appeared first on The Millions.

Sixteen ‘New Yorker’ Writers, Including Toni Morrison In A Fierce Essay, Write About The Aftermath

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The sad plight of grown white men, crouching beneath their (better) selves, to slaughter the innocent during traffic stops, to push black women’s faces into the dirt, to handcuff black children. Only the frightened would do that. Right?”

Emma Watson left Toni Morrison books in the London subway with secret notes

Books helped make "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson a star. Now she's paying literature back by leaving free books with personal notes in London subway stations. Watson plantedcopies of Maya Angelou's memoir "Mom & Me & Mom" around the London Underground on Tuesday, she revealed on her Facebook...

A Conversation With Toni Morrison About Reality TV And Black Lives Matter (And Everything Else)

“Everything’s crashed. It’s like somebody put this great cage of idiocy over the whole country. …I have to deal with it the only way I can. I’m very happy, very enthusiastic, and very focused only on the work and, of course, friends and people.”

The answer, my Facebook friend, is not blowing in the wind (of ongoing digital disruption)

Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, the first American to be awarded the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. Little is known about Dylan’s thoughts on digital innovation in journalism, but we tried anyway, because wall-to-wall election coverage means there’s nothing else of interest going on in the future-of-news game. (This...

Bob Dylan Still Being Weird About His Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize for Literature is a big deal! Before Bob Dylan was announced as this year’s Nobel laureate, no American had won the award since Toni Morrison in 1993. The Swedish Academy isn’t exactly quick to honor songwriters, so Dylan’s honor is truly rare. And if you win the award, you get to show […]

What The Literary World Is Saying About Bob Dylan Winning The Nobel

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Though Dylan was long rumored to be a contender for the Nobel, the possibility had attained a kind of mythical, some might say comic, status. And after waiting 23 years for an American to win the literature prize — Toni Morrison was our last one — wouldn’t the Swedes finally recognize DeLillo or Philip Roth […]

Here's Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize in Literature Today

At the New Republic yesterday, Alex Shepard suggested that this might be the year for Don DeLillo to win the Nobel Prize in Literature: No American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 23 years, not since Toni Morrison. And it’sShow More Summary

Here’s some good news: Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize

2 months agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

He's the first American to win the prize for literature since Toni Morrison  in 1993.

Bob Dylan, Musician, Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Though there’d been a lot of buzz in the last few days that this could potentially finally be Don Delillo’s year to win the Nobel Prize in Literature — and to be the first American to win since Toni Morrison in 1993 — but alas, the Nobel Prize in Literature has gone to a very literary […]

Bob Dylan Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bob Dylan is the first American to be named the winner of this award since Toni Morrison in 1993.

Nobel Prize in Literature: 1901-Present

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, including Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and John Steinbeck.

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