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

From: cptpipes2000 (cptpipes@hotmail.com)
Date: 31 Dec 2008

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    Kevin said:
    > 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?

    I think you are referring to this happening in general and not necessarily on this list. Apologies if I am mistaken.

    My local library has an Urban section, and many of the books have Noir on their labels. I made an honest attempt to read more than one and the writing reminded me of the prose encountered in Romance novels.


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