First, we recognize the slant when people use the words book banning, words that are a veneer for sexual content.
Second, we know what is meant by “underserved communities,” as one winner said, “I am a descendant of Aztec kings.”
“Just curious, young man, did you do a 23and me, or are you boasting?”
Not one white boy is among those pictured. All kinds of people write good stories, but ethnicity, which is immaterial, is now a barrier.
This degradation in the mainstream publishing world is widespread and very uncatholic, described by powerthesaurus.org as, “of or associated with a province; limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; not wide; not open or affording passage or access.”
Just look up book agents and find out. What you will find in my English category are classic short stories and poems, and they are what I have assigned to students.
Solutions: look at the copyright page to determine who the book publisher is and what the company has published and exit public school. In so doing, their pockets will be emptied. Do not subscribe to this magazine.