aye? after i wrote that i was wondering if he was making some sort of meta point about how some white people try to remove emotional responses to the history of slavery/oppression in america, like "it was so long ago, how does it affect you?".
miles too much benefit of the doubt probably. i picked this up cause i saw two or three reviews compare his stuff to david foster wallace, that's completely bizarre to me. he doesn't seem to have much connection to humanity.