#Diversiverse is coming

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  1. Interesting. Great idea, Fence, but the thing is I don’t pay any attention to the race, creed, color, country, gender, size, appearance or whatnot of the author. I only pay attention to what’s between the covers of the book. So I’d have to go looking specifically for books by race, which seems a little backwards from not using race as a criteria at all. Am I confused or wrong-thinking this?
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    1. Hi Richard, the thing is that while you may not pay attention to race the reality is that publishers and book shops often do. I’d bet that if you checked 90% of the books toy read are by white authors simply because they are published more often and stocked more often. And so are read more often and make more best of lists and win awards. And so in turn white authors are seen as a better option by publishers and book shops and so the circle continues.

      Unfortunately there is a huge amount of unseen racism in the world. Events like A more diverse universe are all about just experiencing a wider view of the world. You never know, you might stumble across a great author that you may otherwise have never heard of.
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