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John Grisham: "We are all racists"

21 November 2013 Last updated at 11:21 GMT

Author John Grisham talks to the BBC about growing up in the racist southern states of the USA and the attitudes that left him with.

Speaking to BBC Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about his new novel Sycamore Row, Grisham said "We are all racists at different levels. We prefer our race and we are quick to condemn others."