[PAST EVENT] DEI Book Discussion: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

October 25, 2021
6pm - 7pm
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The Bluest Eye

Join Natoya Haskins, director of diversity and inclusion in the School of Education, for a discussion of the book The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison powerfully examines our obsession with beauty and conformity—and asks questions about race, class, and gender with her characteristic subtly and grace. 

In Morrison’s bestselling first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

Our discussion on October 25 will be an informal conversation. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the School of Education are invited to join us for an engaging hour of discussion and connection.


Erica Carter, [[emcarter, emcarter@wm.edu]]