Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Archive

White Melancholia

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To both Toni Morrison and Jess Row, American literary output has been marked by an often unconscious awareness of the racial other. To Row, an avoidance in recent white literature serves a kind of protective function for white writers and readers, acting as a shield against our own shame.

Writing Racist Characters

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There are uniquely white stories that all white people know intimately, and that we aren’t telling: stories of white people perpetrating racism.