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Archived since: Dec, 2019

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Title: IASPR Statement on the Romance Writers of America | International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

URL: http://iaspr.org/uncategorized/iaspr-statement-on-the-romance-writers-of-america/

Description: A statement from the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance criticizing the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan

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Title: Virginia Romance Writers

URL: http://virginiaromancewriters.com/

Description: The main page for chapter #19 of the Romance Writers of America. Their page has a statement criticizing the Romance Writers of America's punishment of Courtney Milan.

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Title: The Call Is Coming From Inside The House: RWA, Ethics and Terrible Optics | The Misadventures Of Super Librarian

URL: http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-call-is-coming-from-inside-house.html

Description: A blog post criticizing the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan

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Title: The Judgemental Spectator Theory | May Peterson Books

URL: http://www.maypetersonbooks.com/2020/01/06/the-judgmental-spectator-theory/

Description: A blog post arguing that criticism of racist works is justified because even casual racism affects people's attitudes, using Courtney Milan's accusations of racism as an example of justified critique.

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Title: Titles Withdrawn from RITAs | Romance Sparks Joy!

URL: http://www.romancesparksjoy.com/withdrawn-titles/

Description: A list of books withdrawn from the RITA awards by their authors as a way to protest the Romance Writers of America's punishment of Courtney Milan.

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Title: Promoting the works of Women of Color in Romance Fiction | Women of Color in Romance

URL: http://www.wocinromance.com/

Description: Women of Color in Romance is a website that promotes authors of color in romance fiction.

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Title: Judge Kozinski Accuser Faces New Fight With Romance Writers of America | Above the Law

URL: https://abovethelaw.com/2020/01/judge-kozinski-accuser-faces-new-fight-with-romance-writers-of-america/

Description: An article discussing Courtney Milan's accusations of sexual harassment against former Judge Alex Kozinski. Her role in speaking out against the former Judge is compared with her criticism of racism in the romance community.

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Title: All About Romance

URL: https://allaboutromance.com/

Description: All About Romance is a blog that offers "unbiased book reviews, author interviews, industry commentary and much more to romance readers."

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Title: A List of RWA Chapters Issuing Statements in the Wake of Recent Events | All About Romance

URL: https://allaboutromance.com/a-list-of-rwa-chapters-issuing-statements-in-the-wake-of-recent-events/

Description: A list of Romance Writers of America local chapters that posted statements regarding the RWA board's sanctioning of Courtney Milan.

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Title: Has RWA Lost Its Way? | All About Romance

URL: https://allaboutromance.com/has-rwa-lost-its-way-editing/

Description: This blog post contains a detailed explanation and critique of the procedure behind the Romance Writers of America placing sanctions on Courtney Milan, as well as a recommendation that the RWA board resign and thoroughly audit their ethics committee.

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Title: The Romance Writers of America Decision That Broke The Camel's Back | Book Riot

URL: https://bookriot.com/2019/12/31/rwa-decision/

Description: A blog post criticizing the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan, and discussing the possibility of a new trade organization being formed

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Title: The RWA: the shitstorm, explained, or, "Jeez, those terrifying lesbians!" | Dreamwidth

URL: https://bookshop.dreamwidth.org/1107915.html

Description: A blog post collecting and synthesizing multiple accounts of the Romance Writers of America punishing Courtney Milan for her accusations of racism, as well as the backlash to the board's decision from multiple authors and organizations.

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Title: MY POV on RWA | Fall Into The Story

URL: https://fallintothestory.com/my-pov-on-rwa/

Description: A blog post by Nora Roberts criticizing the Romance Writers of America's long history of bigotry, especially in the wake of the RWA board's punishment of Courtney Milan

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Title: Fated Mates

URL: https://fatedmates.net/

Description: Fated Mates is a weekly podcast that reviews, discusses, and analyzes romance fiction.

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Title: Racism Fight Over Romance Writers of America, Explained | Jezebel

URL: https://jezebel.com/inside-the-spectacular-implosion-at-the-romance-writers-1841002358

Description: An article summarizing Courtney Milan's criticism of racism in one of Kathryn Lynn Davis' books, as well as the Romance Writers of America's subsequent punishment of Courtney Milan. The article discusses the ambiguous role of the RWA in the romance industry, as well as past controversies in the RWA

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Title: RWA and Courtney Milan, Pt. 2 | Mad Genius Club

URL: https://madgeniusclub.com/2019/12/24/rwa-and-courtney-milan-pt-2/

Description: A blog post criticizing Courtney Milan for accusing Kathryn Lynn Davis and Suzan Tisdale of racist writing. The author supports the sanctions placed on Milan by the Romance Writers of America, citing the financial damage caused by Milan's accusations.

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Title: RWA Controversy Over Courtney Milan | Mad Genius Club

URL: https://madgeniusclub.com/2019/12/24/rwa-controversy-over-courtney-milan/

Description: A blog post criticizing Courtney Milan for accusing Kathryn Lynn Davis of racism.

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Title: Update: Courtney Milan & RWA | Mad Genius Club

URL: https://madgeniusclub.com/2019/12/26/update-courtney-milan-rwa/

Description: A blog post that discusses the Romance Writers of America rescinding their sanctions against Courtney Milan

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Title: Romance novelist Courtney Milan suspended for 'racist mess' claims | New York Post

URL: https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/romance-writer-courtney-milan-suspended-over-racist-mess-claims/

Description: An article summarizing the backlash from the Romance Writers of America suspending Courtney Milan

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Title: The Fall of the RWA | Our Own Worlds

URL: https://ourownworlds.com/2019/12/27/the-fall-of-the-rwa/

Description: A statement from Our Own Worlds condemning the Romance Writers of America's bigotry, especially the RWA board's punishment of Courtney Milan

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Title: Romance Writer DRAAAMA! | PerezHilton.com

URL: https://perezhilton.com/courtney-milan-suspended-romance-writers-of-america-racism/

Description: This blog post criticizes the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan over her criticism of Kathryn Lynn Davis' racism. The blog post quotes several romance authors who also criticized the RWA's board, as well as the board's retraction of their sanctions and over half of the board resigning.

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Title: Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

URL: https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/

Description: Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a website that publishes book reviews, sales, and articles that focus on romance novels. Their goal is to "connect romance fans to the books they want to read" and "connect romance fans to each other".

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Title: Racism and the Corporate Romance Buyer: a "little fiasco" involving Sue Grimshaw | Teach Me Tonight

URL: https://teachmetonight.blogspot.com/2019/08/racism-and-corporate-romance-buyer.html

Description: A blog post discussing allegations of racism against Sue Grimshaw, a corporate book buyer who bought for Borders.

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Title: Racism, Literary Criticism and a "Safe and Respectful Environment" | Teach Me Tonight

URL: https://teachmetonight.blogspot.com/2019/12/racism-literary-criticism-and-safe-and.html

Description: A blog post arguing that the sanctions the Romance Writers of America placed on Courtney Milan have a chilling effect on discussions of racism in romance novels

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Title: RWA turmoil continues | Teach Me Tonight

URL: https://teachmetonight.blogspot.com/2019/12/rwa-turmoil-continues.html

Description: This blog post discusses the resignation of eight board members of the Romance Writers of America in response to the Courtney Milan scandal, as well as responses to the resignations from romance authors and organizations.

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Title: The wrong kind of racy - A dispute over racism roils the world of romance novelists | The Economist

URL: https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/01/02/a-dispute-over-racism-roils-the-world-of-romance-novelists

Description: An article briefly describing the Romance Writers of America's punishment of Courtney Milan after she critized Kathryn Lynn Davis for racist writing.

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Title: Houston-based Romance Writers of America sees board exodus after racism allegations | Houston Chronicle

URL: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/books/article/Houston-based-Romance-Writers-of-America-sees-14935112.php

Description: An article summarizing the backlash to the Romance Writers of America's punishment of Courtney Milan, as well as the RWA's historic problems with racial diversity.

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Title: The Romance Writers of America Racism Row Matters Because the Gatekeepers are Watching | NBC News

URL: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1109151

Description: This NBC News opinion piece discusses the moral and financial benefits of more diverse romance novels, using the Courtney Milan scandal as an example of racism within the community. The author covers Courtney Milan's original tweets criticizing racism in Kathryn Lynn Davis' works, as well as sanctions placed on her by the Romance Writers of America.

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Title: Racism Scandal In The Romance Writing Industry | NPR

URL: https://www.npr.org/2020/01/04/793572217/racism-scandal-in-the-romance-writing-industry

Description: An article discussing the impact of the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan, especially the impact on the organization's racial diversity

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Title: Racism Dispute Roils Romance Writers Group | The New York Times

URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/books/courtney-milan-romance-writers-america.html

Description: An article summarizing the sanctions levied against Courtney Milan by the Romance Writers of America, as well as the backlash against the RWA board from authors and members of the RWA.

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Title: Writing Retreat | Rhode Island Romance Writers

URL: https://www.rirw.org/retreat/

Description: A writing retreat featuring Shirley Hailstock, run by the Rhode Island Writers Association

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Title: ROMANCE WRANGLERS OF AMERICA

URL: https://www.romancewritersofamerica.com/

Description: A website satirizing the Romance Writers of America's website. The website criticizes the RWA board's punishment of Courtney Milan for her accusations of racism against Kathryn Lynn Davis.

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Title: A Message to RWA Members| Romance Writers of America

URL: https://www.rwa.org/Online/News/2019/A_Message_to_RWA_Members.aspx

Description: A statement by the board of the Romance Writers of America acknowledging their mistake in sanctioning Courtney Milan, as well as discussing the need to fill board vacancies left after eight members resigned.

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Title: New Directors Appointed to RWA Board | Romance Writers of America

URL: https://www.rwa.org/Online/News/2019/New_Directors_Appointed_to_RWA_Board.aspx

Description: A statement announcing the appointment of Maria Powers, Mellanie Szereto, Barbara Wallace, and Eliana West to the board of the Romance Writers of America.

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Title: RWA Board Rescinds Vote on Ethics Committee Findings | Romance Writers of America

URL: https://www.rwa.org/Online/News/2019/RWA_Board_Rescinds_Vote_on_Ethics_Committee_Findings.aspx

Description: A statement by the Romance Writers of America rescinding their sanctions placed on Courtney Milan

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Title: RWA Hires Law Firm to Conduct Independent Audit | Romance Writers of America

URL: https://www.rwa.org/Online/News/2020/RWA_Hires_Law_Firm_to_Conduct_Independent_Audit.aspx

Description: The Romance Writers of America announcing their hiring of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP law firm to conduct an independent audit of the RWA's sanctions against Courtney Milan

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Title: Controversy Hits Romance Writers of America This Holiday | The Seattle Times

URL: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/controversy-hits-romance-writers-of-america-this-holiday/

Description: This Seattle Times article discusses Courtney Milan's criticism of racism in Kathryn Lynn Davis' works, the sanctions placed on Milan by the Romance Writers of America over her tweets, and the negative reaction towards the RWA board's sanctions by authors, outreach groups, and other organizations.

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Title: A romance novelist spoke out about racism. An uproar ensued | The Guardian

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/31/romance-novel-industry-uproar-discipline-author-racist-courtney-milan

Description: An article summarizing the Romance Writers of America's decision to punish Courtney Milan over her criticism of another author for racism, as well as the community's backlash to the RWA's decision.

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Title: White romance novelist in racism row says she was used | The Guardian

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/04/kathryn-lynn-romance-novelist-interview-racism-complaint

Description: An article in which Kathryn Lynn Davis says that the Romance Writers of America board pressured her into filing a complaint against Courtney Milan.

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Title: Romance Writers Stand Behind Author Courtney Milan | The Mary Sue

URL: https://www.themarysue.com/romance-writers-author-courtney-milan-rwa-ruling/

Description: An article summarizing the support Courtney Milan received from the romance community after being sanctioned by the Romance Writers of America

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Title: Statement from the Toronto Romance Writers Board — TRW

URL: https://www.torontoromancewriters.com/blog/statement-from-the-toronto-romance-writers-board

Description: A statement from the Toronto Romance Writers board supporting Courtney Milan after the Romance Writers of America placed sanctions on her

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Title: RWA Racism Controversy With Courtney Milan, Explained | Vulture

URL: https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/rwa-racism-controversy-with-courtney-milan-explained.html

Description: An article discussing the Romance Writers of America's sanctioning of Courtney Milan. The article focuses on the actions of the group's Ethics Committee.

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Title: My letter to the RWA Board: #IStandWithCourtney | Kink Praxis

URL: https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/my-letter-to-the-rwa-board-istandwithcourtney/

Description: A blog post criticizing the Romance Writers of America's sanctions against Courtney Milan

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Title: A Piece of the RWA Puzzle | Kink Praxis

URL: https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2019/12/26/a-piece-of-the-rwa-puzzle/

Description: A blog post criticizing the Romance Writers of America's inconsistent requirements for membership. The author discusses their experience when they applied for full membership.

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