Click on the link above to read Sam Pink’s 3 punch KO of a lazy review that claimed his new book, Rontel, is racist. Critics are entitled to their opinions, but with the internet and accessibility and all, authors can call someone out in their defense for spreading lazy and assumptive misreads. People should be held accountable. Loved and agreed with dude Sam PInk’s whole response.
i figured this shit would happen eventually because as more people read your work, more people misread it.
the review basically says my use of ‘ghetto talk’ for the ‘black characters’ is like, racist. i could probably end this response right here by saying, “there is no mention of race in ‘rontel’ like, period.”
no character’s race is mentioned.
if you read someone using “ghetto talk” (whatever the fuck that means) and 1. assume that character is black 2. assume any character is any race and/or 3. assume ‘ghetto talk’ means ‘unintelligent’ then you are racist, not me. it’s pretty much that easy.