In 1988, Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 by President Obama.
This week, the celebrated author will release her latest novel, God Help The Child. Morrison’s given several interviews, including one to The Telegraph’s Gaby Wood where she opened up about America’s relationship with race:
Race is the classification of a species. And we are the human race, period. But the other thing – the hostility, the racism – is the money-maker. And it also has some emotional satisfaction for people who need it.
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