Race in Toni Morrison’s “Home”

Investigate Toni Morrison’s “Home.” How does race frame or construct the meaning of home in Morrison?

Discuss how Morrison may initially frame the race as a kind of mobile “home” that one always inhabits by social construction but then complicates this discussion by discussing how race and racial communities can provide the kind of security, community, and family that racism typically undermines. The answer should articulate if a supplementary form of home is forged by Black communities in this text in response or reaction to the impact of racism on their sense of home.