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March 26th, 2009
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Whitewashed books?

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From:dreamshark
Date:March 27th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
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I always thought the canonical example was Octavia Butler. I remember hearing that one publisher went so far as to make one of her non-white characters bright BLUE - anything to avoid having a black person on the cover. I couldn't find any reference to that in a quick Google search, however, so perhaps it's apocryphal.

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