Statement: Publisher’s Decision to Pull “Bad and Boujee” Book is “Misguided and Regrettable”
"When debates over books and authors have a racial dimension, they can get heated quickly because they tap into long histories of exclusion and marginalization of people of color… More
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Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify American Literature? Join us on December 13, for this year's Town Hall where @rgay, @minjinlee11, Chris Beha, and Erroll McDonald question the complexities of today's publishing industry. Learn more: https://pen.org/event/pen-america-town-hall-do-publishers-have-a-moral-obligation-to-diversify-american-literature/
"Putin has repeatedly claimed that Ukrainian culture and language simply don’t exist. By targeting art museums, music halls, libraries, theaters, and historical sites, he attempts to make it so." https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600212807085359104
"Culture is not collateral damage in the war against Ukraine: it’s a target," writes PEN America President @ayadakhtar. "Those behind this cultural destruction must be held to account." https://pen.org/on-war-and-cultural-erasure/ #Ukraine #UkraineWar