RARA-AVIS: "Pulp" is the new "noir" and "urban" is the new "black"

From: Kevin Burton Smith (kvnsmith@sbcglobal.net)
Date: 31 Dec 2008

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    Todd wrote:

    > They have a Very eclectic definition of Noir. But, then, all the cool
    > kids misuse "pulp."

    Both "pulp" and "noir" are misused so often these days it can't just be the cool kids doing it.

    I'm also getting pretty fed up with "urban" and "street," both now often used as a euphemism for black, mostly because it seems to be a catch-all phrase to excuse some of the most insulting, pandering grade- Z old school racial stereotypes imaginable -- the sort of stuff most non-black authors would never get away with.

    Or am I imagining it?

    Kevin Burton Smith www.thrillingdetective.com

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