In a move of colossal stupidity that is sure to produce anger and/or eye-rolls from all quarters, Penguin Random House is arbitrarily changing the covers of old literary classics to depict African American characters in the places of white ones. They are doing this to demonstrate how “woke” they are during Black History Month.
I have to agree with KJ below: Why not just promote African American authors during Black History Month?
Update: The publisher has since canceled the “diverse” classic editions, following a backlash.
Good for them. This was a really dumb publicity stunt. It could only have come from the minds of self-congratulating white progressives, who are always eager to use African Americans for their own virtue-signaling purposes.