[White readers often believe they are colorblind.] Until they read books featuring nonwhite characters. I once overheard a young white man at a book festival say to his friend, “Have you read the new Kureishi? Same old thing—loads of Indian people.” To which you want to reply, “Have you read the new Franzen? Same old thing—loads of white people. Zadie Smith, Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean?