Quote Originally Posted by Cyia View Post
We exist in a place where J@mes P@tterson can write Alex Cross and have it shelved as crime fiction, but if it had been written by someone who looks like Alex Cross, it would more likely be shelved as African American fiction or given a short print run. JP is praised for diversity and "edginess" while someone who might have the same background and experiences as that diverse / edgy detective is pigeon-holed and told their book likely won't appeal to mainstream readers.
Wow, really? That's ridiculous. Really, we should be living in a time where people are judged on their merits, talents, and skill, not their skin color. That's really disgusting...