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An Analysis of Diversity Stats in the New York Times Bestseller List

“One thing I’d like to emphasize is that it’s useless to point fingers and blame people for the world we live in today. We are all complicit in the systems and cultures we live in, which means it is everyone’s responsibility to change them. Writers of all kinds — white, non-white, straight, LGBT, disabled or not — must take responsibility for becoming aware of the worlds they are creating. This is not about forcing white writers to write about people of color, or forcing people of color to only write about themselves. This is about becoming conscious of the fictional worlds you create and taking responsibility for them, whatever they may be.”

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