Ohio Wal-Marts Segregate Books About African Americans in Their Own Section

Via peopleofwalmart.com.
  • Via peopleofwalmart.com.

Wal-Mart is in the business of making money. The process by which it does so is attracting a certain brand of consumer and keeping things simple.

This goes for selling books just as much as it does for hawking economy-sized packages of tube socks.

Grouping books together by general topic and genre for easy perusal is how the book world operates. It's convenient, tried and true, and intuitive even to the book-shopping novice

Ohio Wal-Marts take it a step further, putting works by and about African Americans in a section by themselves and not including them in their larger categories.

Make sense? No, but that's what Akron Beacon Journal columnist Bob Dyer discovered.

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