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Diversity is a buzzword in publishing now, but writer Jean Ho points out that while more authors of color are on the shelves now, the people working behind the scenes are still almost entirely white:
In 2015, Lee & Low Books, an independent publisher of multicultural children’s and young adult literature, launched the first major study of staff diversity in publishing. Over 40 publishers and review journals participated. The findings revealed that across the board, nearly 80 percent of those surveyed who worked in publishing self-identified as white.