Another day, another publisher treating authors like rubbish. This time it’s Pan Macmillan, who has dropped Australian author Pete Evans due to a poorly thought out cartoon. In the cartoon, there was ‘Nazi imagery.’ Never mind context or Evan’s personal beliefs. All that matters is Evans made the Twitter mobs uncomfortable. And because they are a bunch of babies, a writer lost his book contract.
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Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted, found herself in a pickle on Twitter.
“As someone who studies history, I’m absolutely concerned that my generation loves totalitarianism. The glee some millennials have in burning books, tearing down statues or bullying people is terrifying. Because I’ve seen it before.”
Yet is that good? Does ‘diversity’ deserve priority treatment over merit? This post aims to answer whether diversity is worth it.
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It is condescending to presume yourself as the suitable person to ‘educate’ someone on sensitive topics like race. I do not trust the British Library to understand racism, what it is and how it functions.