I’m getting a lot out of the discussion in the comments of Roger Sutton’s blog post in response to Daniel Handler’s racist watermelon joke at the National Book Award ceremony last week. I haven’t read every comment yet, but there’s a lot here, a lot of people making astute observations and criticisms and explaining muddy things with great clarity. For example, I like the way some commenters are eviscerating Roger’s criticisms of poet Nikky Finney’s response to Handler’s comments. (That link is to only one of the comments on this topic — keep reading.)
Also, this seems like a good segue to reminding people that the We Need Diverse Books campaign is still going strong. Help the organization reach its stretch goals!