Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Penguin's Answer to Millenia's Complaint

This is wonderful. The full complaint and answer have been obtained and posted by On Point News!

I read Penguin's entire answer. A blind bat could see them struggling to split hairs. The result is a tangle of contradictions that clearly mean unmistakable guilt.

Pay very close attention to #16 in Penguin's answer. You want my opinion? I think for all their denials, the fact that they had to admit to the editor asking the author's race means there's no way they can get away from the indictment that the answer to that question would be used to determine how the author and her work would be handled. There's your racial discrimination point of origin! Clear as day.

Why is the editor asking about the race of the author? What relevance will the reply to that question have? Will it mean a cover with black models and a classification of AA fiction despite the fact the manuscript does not have black characters? I'm just asking.

They deny asking MB to change the race of her characters, yet we know Millenia has written proof to the contrary and obtained a lawyer who strong-armed them into backing down from that......where, oh where are Goliath's legs to stand on?

Stick a fork in them, people. I think they're done. Now I'm positively sure this will have a positive outcome for equal treatment of manuscripts in the industry without regard to the race of the author. God Bless Millenia Black for not backing down.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ancient Reader said...

CONCURRED, CONCURRED.

BAS Pontif said:

"I read Penguin's entire answer. A blind bat could see them struggling to split hairs. The result is a tangle of contradictions that clearly mean unmistakable guilt." And;

"Stick a fork in them, people. I think they're done. Now I'm positively sure this will have a positive outcome for equal treatment of manuscripts in the industry without regard to the race of the author. God Bless Millenia Black for not backing down".

AR said:

This is optimum delivery and who could say it any better than BSA?... not me. Those high potent notes has surely delivered the true verdict. Guilty as sin, hands down. Yes, when you have caught a business crook of any kind don't them go. From here on out Lets hold every exchange on this issue to the lines of the plaintiff's Complaint and the Defendant's Answer and see how it will all end.

1/31/2007 10:29 AM  
Anonymous An author said...

I don't think Millenia will be going it alone for much longer after that response. I agree it's clear they had a hard time with it and split hairs.

I think they'll be settling and cutting losses for sure. They don't stand a chance in court. They asked her race.

2/02/2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger Bestselling Author, Pontif. said...

Well, we won't know until it actually happens, but I feel pretty strongly that they'll wind up settling, too. Millenia's complaint packs a wallop, and their reply is very revealing of their position.

Especially if it starts getting a great deal of press. I'm sure they'd cringe at the horrible publicity once mainstream media picks it up.

2/02/2007 6:24 PM  

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