Race and Fiction: God’s Stepchildren and Turbott Wolfe
In God’s Stepchildren, published in 1924, Sarah Gertrude Millin wrote of the British attitude to the ‘colour problem’:
… colour was so rare a thing [there] that it was only a matter of casual consequence: the ordinary person did not think of it, or brood over it, or consider it, or understand it.1
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