• Ironically, white America will catapult books about race to the top of the best-seller list, even as racism remains a national open wound. Obsession ain't solution, however, because reading even at its most intense and verisimilitudinous is vicarious, and once you close the book you're off the hook.

    Marita Golden, Susan Shreve (2011). “Skin Deep: Black Women & White Women Write About Race”, p.2, Anchor