Toni Morrison completely schools Stephen Colbert on the topic of racism

Morrison is absolutely brilliant in the interview -- and she takes credit for Obamacare

By Sarah Gray
Published November 20, 2014 3:58PM (EST)
Toni Morrison and Stephen Colbert        (Comedy Central)
Toni Morrison and Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central)

On Wednesday night, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Toni Morrison appeared on "The Colbert Report." The incredible author not only discussed rereading "Beloved" for the first time since she'd written it, but also discussed race and racism.

The interview is thoughtful and speaks for itself. Without further ado, watch below:


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