Meet ‘Sensitivity Readers’ looking for thought crimes prior to publication


So many are disturbed about the coming fascist State brought about by the election of Trump. Yet it is the Progressives who have integrated themselves and their purity of thought into the job description of a “sensitivity reader.” So meet the new propagandists who will ensure every word written conforms to the dictates of the Progressives. Here from Moonbattery:

…Censors who study manuscripts for thought crimes so that books can be revised or rejected prior to publication are called “sensitivity readers.” The Chicago Tribune approvingly defines a sensitivity reader as “a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content.”

“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 the publisher Lee & Low, said that she has seen the casual use of specialized readers for many years but that the process has become more standardized and more of a priority, especially in books for young readers.

Rigid control of what young people read is a higher priority, because their opinions are more malleable, still being in the process of forming.

Sensitivity readers have emerged in a climate – fueled in part by social media – in which writers are under increased scrutiny for their portrayals of people from marginalized [i.e., politically favored] groups, especially when the author is not a part of that group.

If you portray characters in any light that could possibly be construed as reflecting negatively on a politically preferred group like blacks, you are a racist thought criminal; good luck getting published. Avoiding this problem by ignoring blacks is exclusionary and therefore also racist. The only course of action that is not racist is to crowd your work with cartoonishly correct black characters who have been explicitly approved by the thought police. If you do that you are not racist; you are a cultural expropriator. More at Moonbattery

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22 Responses to “Meet ‘Sensitivity Readers’ looking for thought crimes prior to publication”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

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  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  3. Mustang Says:

    Believe me when I tell you that I have thought crimes.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I know what you mean. Sorry I missed your comment!

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    I have never heard about these “sensitivity readers” before but somehow it doesn’t surprise me. And yet Trump is the Fascist even though they are the ones trying to control speech and thought! The revolution will be complete when the language is perfect…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It really is amazing. All that they accuse Trump of resides within them It is they who are moving us to a fascist State

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  5. the unit Says:

    Desensitizing lube might help control sensitivity readers. Also Ask Alice recommends the “Stop-Start” method and/or the “Squeeze” technique are two exercises to try. If they “Stop-Start” they may not finish work before quitting time. The “Squeeze” technique is to grasp tightly around the throat.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am so glad you asked Alice… the purveyor of all knowledge.

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      • the unit Says:

        Yes, one article said the Trump Team is not filling Trump in. He should also check out “Go Ask Alice.”

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    More oppression and suppression of freedom of expression! 😦

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No one apparently is upset about this. Yet Trump? He is the devil himself.

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  7. petermac3 Says:

    Off topic: CAIR is offering $5,000 rewards for info leading to those responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti, etc. Those anti-american, anti-Semitic, anti-Christians at CAIR are some sly f—ers, buying legitimacy in the minds of innumerable american nincompoops for a mere pittance, $5,000.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I wonder who they will offer up? It will be interesting to watch. But McCain will set it straight… his best buds.

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  8. petermac3 Says:

    Not to worry. Once we all have our chips implanted computers will read our minds and determine the presence of improper and non-conformist thoughts generated by books and have those books banned followed up by a visit to the readers from the Secret Brain Police. And while Sensitivity Readers will be a thing of the past and out of a job they will find America’s le employment opportunities at the FEMA gulags. Now then as for pornography viewers…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No doubt the drones will fulfill some useless purpose in the New World Order.

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  9. Bunkerville | Meet ‘Sensitivity Readers’ looking for thought crimes prior to publication | Brittius Says:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks…..

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  10. www.dontlabelmykid.wordpress.com Says:

    That sounds racist right there! Didn’t you hear the leader of the black lives matter announce she changed it back to African American! Keep up ! Lol..jk

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Its hard to keep up with the P. C. police… 🙂

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      • www.dontlabelmykid.wordpress.com Says:

        I just follow the very reverend Al Sharptons lead. Stay safe.

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    • petermac3 Says:

      Why not Zulus and keep out that soon to be banned racist label “American”? Besides Zulu has that authenticIt non-colonial ring to it. Chaka Zulu yes, Chaka Khan no. The latter sounds too wrathful, too Star Trekky,

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      • www.dontlabelmykid.wordpress.com Says:

        See you were almost on to something…but as my lawyer just counseled me you discriminated against people by saying Chaka Khan..NO. Thats worth about 500k.

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