Writing past the white gaze as a black author

"What happens to the writerly imagination of a black author who is at some level <em>always</em> conscious of representing one's race to, or in spite of, a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free?"
"What happens to the writerly imagination of a black author who is at some level always conscious of representing one's race to, or in spite of, a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free?"