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Why should we highlight diverse authors?

Earlier today someone posted on a facebook group about horror books that they were looking for material by diverse authors. Entirely too many people got outraged in the sense of “I would never pick a book based on race/ethnicity/gender/etc.!” And

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Writing bigots as characters

I stumbled across an online conversation about authors creating racist, sexist, or homophobic (etc.) characters, and readers feeling the characters’ views reflect the authors’ views. The argument was that authors should be able to write characters with negative character traits

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