Tuesday, February 9, 2021

'The Unbearable Whiteness of Publishing' Revisited - Two POC Industry Professionals Take Stock of the Progress Made in the Past 25 Years and How Far We Still Have To Go

Shelly Romero is a children’s book editor and writes Ghoul Gal, a horror pop-culture newsletter on Substack. Adriana M. Martínez Figueroa is a Puerto Rican writer, editor, and sensitivity reader. Together they unpack a 1995 Village Voice feature by James Ledbetter titled “The Unbearable Whiteness of Publishing,” looking at the numbers, barriers to entry, and the extra burdens that fall on the few people of color who are inside traditional publishing. They discuss progress made, and the systemic nature of the ongoing issues.

The article is 'The Unbearable Whiteness of Publishing' Revisited, and it ran in the Feb 1, 2021 issue of Publishers Weekly.

It's well worth reading. 

Illustrate and Write On,

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