thesmithian:

The numbers are grim. Nearly 90% of the books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white writers. That is not even remotely reflective of the racial makeup of this country, where 72% of the population, according to the 2010 census, is white. We know that far more than 81 books were published by writers of color in 2011. You don’t really need other datasets to see this rather glaring imbalance. These days, it is difficult for any writer to get a book published. We’re all clawing. However, if you are a writer of color, not only do you face a steeper climb getting your book published, you face an even more arduous journey if you want that book to receive critical attention. It shouldn’t be this way.

more. and still more.

(Reblogged from karnythia)

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    It would be interesting to see if this trend expanded to other publications and the online reading industries. NYT’s...
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    I get the point here, but I have to take issue that 90% of this pie chart is dedicated to a 65% piece…
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