Too Many White Authors Cause Backlash

“A BookCon program at BEA will feature an all-star panel of children’s authors whose books are staples of bestseller lists and boast stratospheric sales numbers.” So says the story in Publishers Weekly.” That sounds pretty good but wait for it… These successful authors have skin that is, well, too white. Yes, again we must have diversity or else.

Just this week we were told by Charles Barkley that the NBA is a black league and no one got upset with him I mean he is telling the truth as far as the make-up of the players but still wouldn’t it be better if there was more diversity among the players representing the NBA? Sounds a little silly doesn’t it? And if the most successful authors tend to be whiter than the roster of the Miami Heat well so be it.

The Los Angeles Times explains on the story that went viral.

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