Alice Walker: Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues (VIDEO)
On the 30th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking novel “The Color Purple,” American author, poet and activist Alice Walker sat down with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, and discussed the novel’s enduring legacy, racism, violence against women, Obama’s presidency and global issues.
When Goodman probed Walker’s role as a prominent Middle East peace activist, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author responded:
And the way the Palestinians are treated is so reminiscent of the way black people were treated in the South when I was growing up. And it’s an intolerable situation. And that our country backs this treatment by standing with Israel through thick and thin is just unbearable.
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