[The whiteness of the New York Times Book Review] is the product of a busy editor’s mental pathway, which must flip quickly through its virtual Rolodex to find the first acceptable writer to turn a piece around by deadline. When that Rolodex is stocked with whites — and most of the time, it is — the byline count perpetuates itself.

White editors grow comfortable in their relationships with white writers. They read books written by white people.

Amanda Hess - Why 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors

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