Don’t Blame White Guys for Publishing’s Diversity Problem | TakePart

The problem of gross underrepresentation of minoritized voices in children’s and YA literature is profound. Lee&Low Publishers decided to get serious about the data on publishing bias. Their report confirms the experiences of many in the publishing field. And now publishing houses are trying to figure out how to fix the problem. So educators… this is one way the world wakes up. A brief, effective survey of resources, constructed with the people most affected by the outcome can result in some serious news about who is benefitting and who is suffering when ‘business as usual’ guides policies and practices.   See also Detroit Public School Teachers accounting of the terrible conditions in their schools’ infrastructures.

via Don’t Blame White Guys for Publishing’s Diversity Problem | TakePart.

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