I very sad and very unsurprised. I was not a regular reader of Black Amazon, but this is the sort of thing that will leave a big gaping hole.
I am glad to employ my “Good News” tag today as well. It needed to be dusted off.
Should I even use the word “healing” at this point? Well, is it my place to do so? No. But I do hope that something good will end up coming from this.
“I have no fate, I have no will,
All that remains is hope.”
– Lesya Ukraiinka
… And then I saw this on the “Dear White Feminists” blog whose sub-headline reads, appropriately, “Quit goddamn fucking up.”
I think my occipital lobe just broke.
Jonathan Swift this ain’t. The images are racist and both author and publisher ought to have realized that. I sincerely hope that they will engage people on this subject.
Holly has more.
Here’s the contact page for Seal Press. Tell them this is unacceptable. I know I will.
Seal Press has issued an apology.
Amanda’s comments on the Feministe thread are… to put it mildly… well, just look here:
If there’s a concern about how quickly I responded, I would like to point out that I was unaware until this morning of this latest dust-up that has a point to it. As I responded as soon as I knew, I can’t see that I could have done anything else.
Not even an “I’m sorry guys, a major f#ck-up has occurred.” Just dismissive language about a “latest dust-up” that does, egads, have “a point.”
Not cool. Not cool at all.