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A Guide to Black Friendly Young Adult Fantasy

August 6, 2012 by

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Victoria Foyt is making a lot of people angry. Her latest fantasy novel Save the Pearls prominently features a thinly veiled racist allegory set in a “dystopic” future where people of colour are the ruling class and white folks are oppressed. It’s a novel aimed at young adults. Young white adults. Others have gone in […]

Save the Pearls – A White Woman’s Worst Nightmare

July 27, 2012 by

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Imagine a world without white privilege. The system that deems Caucasian features and white skin as a status symbol has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in human history: genocide, slavery, imperialism, and the mass incarceration and systematic murder of people of color all over the world. Anti-racist activists have long held that white […]