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Backlash Tweets: Barnes and Noble Attempts Black History Month

Sooooo you may have heard about the Barnes and Noble Black History Month fiasco. Some folks sat in a board meeting and said, “hey guys, let’s get our literary blackface on.” Then proceeded to redo covers of books with white characters depicted as black characters. Instead of simple promoting black authors and black characters. We took to the Twitter streets to find the best tweets.

  1.  Ryan La Sala gives us a sneak peek on the Barnes and Noble take for Pride month:

2. Sylvia K. Alston reminds us that black authors do in fact exist:

 

3. Neasa queues us in on why diversity in the workplace is so important:

4. Most of us were living for the responses to pour in:

5. Not sure how no one caught he already had a flat top anyway:

 

Let’s do better and have a Happy Black History Month.

 

 

 


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