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Writing Race in America

White authors have a duty 
to create black characters

Andres da Loba for The Chronicle Review

March 10, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

I regularly have lunch with a colleague. He’s a writer, too. We meet on Tuesdays or Fridays, when neither of us teaches, and our meals include Guinness and sometimes Scotch and always lively conversation. He’s white and built thick, has a shaved...

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