Book vs. Film: 'Black Klansman' vs. 'BlacKkKlansman'

Column by Max Booth III
A look at Spike Lee's new film and its source material.

The Use of Derogatory Language in Period Pieces

Column by Bart Bishop August 23, 2016
Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces?
A Conversation With Ben H. Winters About Racism, Outlining, and His New Novel 'U

A Conversation With Ben H. Winters About Racism, Outlining, and His New Novel 'Underground Airlines'

Interview by Rob Hart July 8, 2016
Ben H. Winters talks about the controversy related to his new novel (or lack thereof), racial appropriation, outlining, and what he's got coming next...

Are 'The Jungle Books' Racist or Not? And Why You Should Read Them Either Way

Column by Ed Sikov April 15, 2016
A nice white liberal thinks there's something to be gained from reading racist literature: a better understanding of what racism is.

Lessons From Martin Luther King Jr., The Writer

Column by Leah Dearborn
King is known around the world for his role as an activist and humanitarian, but his skill as a writer and communicator played an important role in bringing his advocacy to a broader audience.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Gender-Neutral

Column by Taylor Houston November 13, 2015
It's actually not that hard to write more inclusively, but it's more important now than ever to TRY.
Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

News by Peter Derk
Daniel Handler puts his money where his mouth was, apologizes for racist remarks at National Book Awards.

White Guilt: 10 Books For The Betterment Of The Straight White Male

Column by Peter Derk July 23, 2014
A reading list of books for straight white males to make them less...like straight white males.

Think Before You Speak: 10 Words and Phrases with Potentially Offensive Origins

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky November 11, 2013
A list of everyday words and phrases you might want to avoid, just in case.

10 More Hysterical, Offensive, Ridiculous, Controversial, Frightening, Sexy Book Covers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2013
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these designs make it awfully hard not to. Maybe even more so than the previous batch.
Weird Tales Apologizes for 'Racist' YA Novel

Weird Tales Magazine Apologizes, Yanks Planned Excerpt Of 'Racist' YA Novel

News by Rob Hart August 22, 2012
The internets worked itself into a tizzy over a decision by Weird Tales to excerpt a YA novel that features a blackface video on its website. The magazine has since agreed to pull it.

12 Hysterical, Offensive, Ridiculous, Controversial, Frightening, Sexy Book Covers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky July 30, 2012
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these 12 designs make it awfully hard not to.
Race And The New York Times Book Reviews

Does It Matter If You're Black Or White?: Race And The New York Times Book Review

News by Dave Reuss June 13, 2012
A new study claims that 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors. Racism or representative of our population?
'The Hunger Games' Inspiring More Racism

'The Hunger Games' Inspiring More Racism

News by Rob Hart May 7, 2012
The popular YA series has been inspiring a fair amount of race issues--which raises some interesting questions about race in fiction.