Longread, Racism İn Romance, Racism Scandal İn Romance, Sue Grimshaw, Rwa Racism Courtney Milan, Suzan Tisdale

Longread, Racism İn Romance

Romance book industry in turmoil over racism controversy

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16.1.2020

Romance book industry in turmoil over racism controversy longread

Controversy over racism and bias within romance publishing has led to the dramatic collapse of the industry's powerful trade organization, the Romance Writers of America, leaving the future of the organization in doubt. CTVNews.ca has the story on why it matters.

There are potential, real consequences here . And I haven’t even touched on the editorial work that she has done yet. Prejudice plus power can change an industry. And maybe it did.” Force reportedly parted ways with Grimshaw following the controversy, while the Facebook page for Force’s Jack's House publishing firm has since been deleted. Grimshaw did not respond to a request for comment. A week or so later, author and publisher Suzan Tisdale, whose Glenfinnan Publishing still employed Grimshaw as an acquisitions editor at the time, in Grimshaw’s defence and about her own company’s “blind” acquisition process. Suzan Tisdale's live broadcast on Aug. 24, 2019. Click here to watch the video . She described Grimshaw as a “lovely person” who was a Christian with conservative leanings, but said that did not mean she was “a skinhead or a member of the KKK.” She is “no more a racist or a bigot than I am,” Tisdale said. Her comments drew further criticism, however, with authors of colour noting that blind submissions are impossible when identifying features are part of the story. “The repetitive feedback I got from (New York) was that I needed to change my character’s ethnicities and hide my own,” author Alisha Rai tweeted . In her video, Tisdale also said it was not up to her or others to dictate how someone should live their life, but did draw the line at peodophiles and anyone who supported genocide of a race or group. “If your line of acceptability is ‘calling for the annihilation of a group of people’ but you don’t have an issue with systematically excluding a race of people from bookstores and publishing contracts? Then you are DEFINITELY a racist,” Milan, who is half-Chinese, tweeted . And like, if your line of acceptability is “calling for the annihilation of a group of people” but you don’t have an issue with systematically excluding a race of people from bookstores and publishing contracts? Then you are DEFINITELY a racist. — Courtney!!! Milan �� (@courtneymilan) August 24, 2019 Milan later followed up with a series of tweets about a historical romance book, “Somewhere Lies the Moon,” written some 20 years earlier (and reissued in 2014) by the other editor at Tisdale’s Glenfinnan Publishing, Kathryn Lynn Davis. Milan called it a “f******g racist mess” that perpetuate damaging stereotypes of Chinese women. Milan highlighted descriptions of " Read more: CTV News

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