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Writing Conference Canceled
Because Of Too Many White People

Daily Caller, by Amber Randall

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/10/2017 1:55:27 PM

A Minnesota writing conference was canceled Wednesday after people complained about the lack of diversity in the line-up of writers that were going to attend. The organizers of the Loft Literary Center’s conference, aimed at teaching people how to write young adult novels, scrapped their plans when they learned that all the speakers but one were white, reports the Star Tribune. “We have set a goal for ourselves to be inclusive and to work toward equity, and we didn’t think the conference would live up to that mission,” Britt Udesen, executive director of the Loft, said Wednesday. “We made a mistake.” Twenty-two authors

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I find it difficult to quantify my outrage and disgust that this blatant discrimination is allowed to take place in this country. It is beyond infuriating and reprehensible. As I have stated before, I am totally against frivolous lawsuits. But I just cannot understand why these blatantly racist universities are not bombarded with lawsuits that punish them for their violation of so many federal laws. It just makes me sick.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tusker, 8/10/2017 2:02:41 PM     (No. 11347748)

The prerequisite for being a freeking writer is being literate that is NOT an affirmative action imposition.

I give you Backseat H2o: case closed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 8/10/2017 2:03:55 PM     (No. 11347750)

Yeah, and you will find that 99% of the books that have been written have been written by whites.
And inventions, too.

Darned white males, invented everything, wrote everything, just troublemakers, keeping everyone else down.

/s off

Facts are such inconvenient things to SJWs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Island Life, 8/10/2017 2:22:11 PM     (No. 11347777)

Editors want to get paid for their time for wading through hundreds of books to find the gem they feel will be a success and a moneymaker. They don´t care the color of the author.

Black wanabe-authors: if you want to write a good novel you should have listened when you were in school. Or you can go back to Community College and take an English Language course.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jasonB, 8/10/2017 2:30:23 PM     (No. 11347787)

Can we just remove MLK day off the calendar?

His dream has withered and is barely on life support.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JMEGrammy, 8/10/2017 2:46:47 PM     (No. 11347801)

Substitute White with Black in the title. What would the reaction be??? Why is it now ok to discriminate against whites? This is payback? For what? How long ago? Long before we were born. My relatives all came from Europe, what the heck am I supposed to feel guilty about again??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/10/2017 2:52:14 PM     (No. 11347804)

FTA: The times I’ve been to that conference it has felt stiflingly white, definitely stiflingly older white woman, stiflingly suburban, young adult author Shannon Gibney said

Pure racism. Imagine complaining there were too many black people in the room.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grateful, 8/10/2017 3:01:27 PM     (No. 11347814)

I have not yet mastered the art of identifying the author of a novel as a someone belonging to a diverse subset of society.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/10/2017 3:01:52 PM     (No. 11347815)

PR blurb for Britt Udesen who, you may be unsurprised to learn, is the usual glasses/no makeup/no manicure identikit lefty.

´She’s thoughtful, inspiring, very funny, a great strategist, a skilled listener, calm, creative and a dedicated fan of writing and literature.´

Apparently she´s not thoughtful or inspiring enough to attract the ´correct´ kind of person to the conference. And apparently listening isn´t high on her list of priorities when banning, excluding and canceling is more her bag.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/10/2017 3:11:58 PM     (No. 11347823)

Obviously the conference was the opposite to of their stated goal of teaching people how to write young adult novels. Liberals always say the opposite to the truth. Better they don´t learn the truth in the eyes of the left.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/10/2017 3:25:13 PM     (No. 11347832)

There´s a reason that there´s a dearth of truly successful black writers. So many of them write from a militant us (black) vs them (whitey) point of view. Their anger and hatred seeps through their writings. Their style of writing doesn´t sit well with the vast majority of book purchasers that happen to be white and are not rabid leftists. To constantly include people in any gathering based on their percentage of total population rather than their qualifications for representation runs contrary to MLK´s teachings.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: provide, 8/10/2017 3:38:59 PM     (No. 11347843)

Should restaurants close because they don´t have enough "eaters of color"?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Troutgreen, 8/10/2017 3:50:46 PM     (No. 11347857)

To borrow from the great Mark Steyn when he commented on a Cowboy Poetry Convention that was canceled for a lack of funding said Here´s a pencil and here´s some paper. Now go have yourselves a poetry convention.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/10/2017 4:57:36 PM     (No. 11347930)

Seems those that really need help couldn´t read or understand the invitation!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/10/2017 5:28:48 PM     (No. 11347952)

The organizing group´s name is misspelled. It is Left not Loft.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: citizen, 8/10/2017 5:46:03 PM     (No. 11347960)

Does it go over their heads that their decision is racist?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/10/2017 6:04:45 PM     (No. 11347970)

Not a lot of demand for books, especially written in ebonics.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: valinva, 8/10/2017 6:44:16 PM     (No. 11348010)

Mighty white staff at the Loft. Mostly Females too. Sure hope they have their share of transgenders and gays or they will need to be shut down for lack of DIVERSITY.
https://www.loft.org/about/who_we_are/staff/

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Reply 18 - Posted by: retiree, 8/10/2017 7:50:06 PM     (No. 11348063)

Why didn´t they just say they want diversity and say, "no whites apply"?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: web, 8/10/2017 8:28:42 PM     (No. 11348087)

It´s just a fact that us White Folks like to read, and some like to write. Many minorities seem to have very little interest in the written word and miss out on the knowledge and whole different worlds of the imagination that can be found in books. I guess it is all our fault...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 8/10/2017 8:57:01 PM     (No. 11348105)

OK...I get it. I´m a pig.

White people can´t jump...and black people can´t write...or read.

Stay in School.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: volksford, 8/10/2017 9:05:30 PM     (No. 11348113)

Can a whole damn state be neurotic?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: saguni, 8/10/2017 10:16:33 PM     (No. 11348169)

FTA: Udesen added that they invited more than 30 people of color to speak at the conference, but none accepted the invitation.

Did they ask any of those 30 authors why the invitation was declined??

I know there are plenty of great minority writers out there. I work with the local Friends of the Library, one of the programs we fund is to choose a minority author to speak at all the 4th grade classes at all the metro elementary schools on the topic of "you, too, can grow up to be a writer" and each student gets a copy of the author´s book.

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