Monday, October 03, 2016

This guy needs to chill …

 What Are White Writers For? | New Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Shriver seems to believe that white writers—and white people generally—are entitled to a kind of public dreamtime, in which nothing they imagine or fantasize should be challenged, critiqued, or even interpreted …
She doesn't seem to say anything of the kind. She says that writers of fiction should be allowed to write fiction. To make things up. To invent characters. That they not be forced to confine themselves to their own kind. That it's OK for Harriet Beecher Stowe to have imagined Uncle Tom. Writers should be free to write whatever they damned well please. And the race they should focus on is the human race. As for novels as disguised political tracts, we've already politicized enough in our society.

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