Barnes & Noble is withdrawing a planned line of famous literature reissued with multicultural cover images that has been met with widespread criticism on social media.
"We acknowledge the voices who have expressed concerns about the Diverse Editions project at our Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue store and have decided to suspend the initiative," Barnes & Noble announced in a statement Wednesday.
The author Adriana Herrera had called the books, scheduled to be launched this week, “the classics in blackface.”
This entire brain-dead debacle was quite entertaining. The whole point of diversity is to fuck White people. Here, they were using diversity to make more money for the non-colored folks! That's NOT okay!