The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about.
I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, for the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.