The Color of Water

what is the writers main point?

what iss the point the author was tryin to make

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There are many themes in this book. I tend to think of the book's title as clearly what the author was trying to get across. When James asks his mother whether God is black or white, he is a boy living in a predominantly black community with a mother who looks white, and is simply expressing his personal confusion about race. To add to the confusion, however, his mother simply responds that she is "light-skinned". When his mother explains that God doesn't have a color, and that God is "the color of water", the image converges questions of racial and religious division into an essence that is clear and universally spiritual - in other words, "human". You can check out more themes at the link below,