Toni Morrison on Making America White Again: Critical Linking, November 23, 2016

This Critical Linking is sponsored by Comic Bento.


In order to limit the possibility of this untenable change, and restore whiteness to its former status as a marker of national identity, a number of white Americans are sacrificing themselves. They have begun to do things they clearly don’t really want to be doing, and, to do so, they are (1) abandoning their sense of human dignity and (2) risking the appearance of cowardice.

The ever-great Toni Morrison on “making America white again.”

And she actually got to interview one of the policemen that was involved in the recovery. It involved a shootout; it involved a high-speed chase through downtown Bogota; it involved stakeouts and informants and all of this business that seems like something out of a spy novel. …

The story of how Colombian police went all-out to recover a stolen edition of 100 Years of Solitude is pretty bonkers.

But, recently, a noxious habit of reviewers on Amazon and Goodreads has been revealed. For several titles, including YA author Laura Silverman’s Girl Out of Water and Fox News journalist and commentator Megyn Kelly’s Settle for More, Trump supporters have turned out en masse to influence the books’ ratings, leaving a trail of salacious comments in their wake.

Talk about eating your own.

It's the ABCs of being a booklover and the only way to conquer your TBR: Always Be Closing (another book). Get your limited-edition tee now!