Toni Morrison Takes White Supremacy To Task Few intellectuals have waged a public battle against white supremacy and patriarchy like Toni Morrison. Morrison has both examined and challenged systems of domination throughout her intellectual life. With her novels, essays, and interviews she has taken critical looks at the interlocking systems of race and gender oppression. In this interview she is asked by PBS’s Charlie Rose what it is like for her to encounter racism.
Charlie Rose, PBS’s Charlie Rose: For the past 20 years, Charlie Rose has sat at a simple table against a black background and interviewed celebrities, politicians, and newsmakers on PBS. In 1958, he was a dapper senior at Henderson High School in Henderson, North Carolina.
RUSH: Remember, now, this is the sophisticated journalist and liberals' favorite show. For real sophistication, for real enlightenment, for real insight, for genuine, raw intelligence. Charlie Rose, PBS. That's where you go.
Problems at PBS, From Rose to Koch. If you think public television exists to offer challenging, independent news and public affairs shows that bring us the stories the commercial media too often ignore, free of the influence of big sponsors and corporate owners… well, this hasn't been a good week.