Publishers now hiring 'sensitivity readers' to ensure political correctness

If you ever worried about what the student snowflakes at American universities would be qualified to do after graduation, this is the perfect job for them. Publishers are hiring "sensitivity readers" to check book manuscripts to make sure they adhere to politically correct standards. From the Washington Post: These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as "dealing with terminal illness," "racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families" or "transgender issues." "The industry recognizes this is a real concern," said Cheryl Klein, a children's and young adult book editor and author of "The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults." Klein, who works at...(Read Full Post)

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