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Black Representation Matters In The Books Our Kids Grow Up With

For those of us who know how it feels to have our identities rarely reflected in mainstream society, it's a joy when we do.

Representation does matter. Frankly, it's ludicrous to me that anyone would say otherwise.

But of course, there are those who believe that issues concerning racial identity are unimportant. They insist that the calls for greater BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) representation in books or on television are pointless whines from folks of colour who are unnecessarily hung up on race.