Toni Morrison on Charlie Rose

I love this clip because of the subtext of Charlie Rose’s question; something about Toni Morrison’s response to Bill Moyers’ question in a previous interview must have seemed too… sharp or critical and put Moyers and other whites like him – including Rose – on the defensive lest they fall into the ‘bad guy’ category for being misunderstood when discussing or seeking to ‘move past’ the issue of race. Morrison’s response is fantastic! I especially like what she says from the 4:19 mark onward.