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bkk The bookstore, whose initiative has since been canned following a series of justly angry tweets, apparently used a computer program to scan novels considered classic and to choose ones where the ethnicity of the protagonists is unidentified. This whole disaster reflects not just insensitivity, but a lack of awareness of how much young readers want and crave to see themselves Hot housewives looking sex Aguadilla on the.
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It is mind-boggling that in — during Black History Month, no less — readers and writers of color still need to explain the most basic tenets of diversity to the media and publishing industry. The Angela Carter of Lubbock, Texas.
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One cover of "The Wizard of Oz" shows Dorothy as an African American girl with her hair in a braid and puffs and a pair of Nobls sneakers slung over her shoulder. With the exception of Alexandre Dumas, who was partly black, all the books selected were by white authors.
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Juliet wears a head scarf on one cover of "Romeo and Juliet", "Dr. Others pointed out that some of the books include characters specifically described as having white features, like Jane Austen's "Emma. Changing these covers is also blatantly deceptive; young readers may be misled.
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