Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2017)
Race and racism in the bluest eye: Toni Morrison
Author(s): V Sangeetha, K Divya Lakshmi
Abstract: Toni Morrison was an American novelist. Her novel portrays African American people, culture, and black society and deals the themes of racial oppression and black victimization. Morrison’s first novel The Bluest Eye (1970) presents the theme on racism and it provides an extended depiction of the ways in which internalized white beauty standards deform the lives of black girls and women. This paper examines how race and racial oppression works in the construction of Whites’ hatred against Blacksand how the cultural ideals based on skin color and physical features function as rigging of racial oppression.