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As much as slavery is a sin, so are claims of ignorance

Using ignorance as an excuse for racism doesn’t cut it, no matter how you dress it up

The first time I read Beloved by Toni Morrison it was a revelation. The words sunk deep into my soul. I was at varsity, reading all sorts of “canon”, such as Ulysses by James Joyce, Middlemarch by George Eliot and Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I recognise their greatness, but to be honest, it’s all still a muddle of bluhness in my mind. ..

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