And therein lies the rub! No responses? No engagement? No Discussion? All which proves the point the author makes. We too inhabit culture and academia and as such, we too deserve the right to access the minds of white Americans just as our minds, hearts and souls have been accessed by their academic and literary icons.
It is sad to say that in 2015 it is still almost impossible for black writers to thrive. Yes, the landscape of publishing has changed dramatically because of the internet and yet the numbers of black artists, writers, et al, have not increased significantly since Toni Morrison.