> 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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