US publishing remains 'as white today as it was four years ago'

As the novel American Dirt is accused of cultural appropriation, a major survey finds publishers failing to reflect social diversity

As the controversial novel American Dirt raises questions about representation for US publishing, a survey has found that – despite efforts to diversify – the industry “is just as white today as it was four years ago”.

Multicultural children’s publisher Lee & Low Books last surveyed the sector in 2015, when it found that 79% of respondents identified as white. Four years on, after raising the number of responses to 7,893, it found that 76% were white.

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Source: theguardian
US publishing remains 'as white today as it was four years ago'