Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' at center of latest battle in Virginia governor's race

Princeton's Eddie Glaude Jr. joins Way Too Early to discuss how author Toni Morrison's novel 'Beloved' has become an issue in the Virginia gubernatorial election.

10/28/2021 2:46:00 AM

'It's playing on white resentment and white fear,' Professor Eddie Glaude says on a Virginia GOP ad featuring a woman who wanted to ban Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' from school. 'This is just the latest example.'

Princeton's Eddie Glaude Jr. joins Way Too Early to discuss how author Toni Morrison's novel 'Beloved' has become an issue in the Virginia gubernatorial election.

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Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' becomes latest flashpoint in Virginia gubernatorial raceThe latest back-and-forth in the race to be Virginia's next governor is centered on the value of teaching a Toni Morrison novel in commonwealth schools, highlighting Republican Glenn Youngkin's attempt to make the culture wars around education the major issue of the race as Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe accuses him of using a 'racist dog whistle.' I hope she sells a lot of books because of this renewed media exposure and curiosity about the book. Next the Republican Reich will be burning books like Nazis. Beloved is powerful and worthy of accolades, but not a novel for teenagers. It is replete with depictions of violence and rape. So grim and terrible is the story that (spoiler alert) the main character murders her own child. These scenes are traumatic even for adults.

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Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' becomes latest flashpoint in Virginia gubernatorial raceThe latest back-and-forth in the race to be Virginia's next governor is centered on the value of teaching a Toni Morrison novel in commonwealth schools, highlighting Republican Glenn Youngkin's attempt to make the culture wars around education the major issue of the race as Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe accuses him of using a 'racist dog whistle.' I hope she sells a lot of books because of this renewed media exposure and curiosity about the book. Next the Republican Reich will be burning books like Nazis. Beloved is powerful and worthy of accolades, but not a novel for teenagers. It is replete with depictions of violence and rape. So grim and terrible is the story that (spoiler alert) the main character murders her own child. These scenes are traumatic even for adults.

How a novel became a defining issue in a key gubernatorial race.MaddowBlog: How did a Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison novel become a defining issue of Virginia's gubernatorial campaign? Well, it's an odd story. MaddowBlog Why won’t the Virginia GQP candidate campaign with Trump in public? He praises him in private. The GQP candidate has said he's against gay marriage, and against the CDC Covid safety mandates that's helping Virginia recover. TrumpInHiding VoteBlueToday

Terry McAuliffe’s Campaign Hands Out Copies of Beloved At Rally, Because Book Banning Is A Thing NowRepublicans are trying to get the classic Toni Morrison novel banned from AP English classes.

Virginia governor's race will hinge on level of 'drop off' in turnout from presidential raceNBC's Chuck Todd joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the debut of NBC's new 'County to County' project ahead of the 2022 midterms, and the tight bellwether governor's race in Virginia between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin. 'What would the drop off be from the presidential race to this race? If it is in the 40s, this will be a long election night. If it's in the 30s, it will be very fast election night with advantage McCauliffe,' says Chuck.