Toni Morrison's brilliance does not lie in her ability to portray effectively a black woman's experience in America ((Literature, Oct. 18)). Though the idea of race, she realizes, is not part of reality, America's treatment of it has created oppression for those who have been defined by it. The experiences of black women in America are the experiences of those who are left out. Morrison writes of the experiences of all of us who are forced to conform to another's reality.
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