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Dear Romancelandia,

I have scraped the data, done the math, and made the pretties. 20 years of RITA winners, plus two of finalists. BIPOC and white.

It's as bad or worse than you think.

Follow #RITAdata! #weneeddiverseromance #ritagh #amwritingromance #ritassowhite Cover: 20 Years of RITA Data, 1999-2019, Initial Findings Mar 24, 2019
I'm not gonna lie, this data made me nauseous. The numbers are damning. But someone needed to do it and I'd rather it be me doing the labor than a marginalized person.

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Let's go.

#RITAdata
First, an introduction to what this is, why it exists, and some of the limitations of the output.

The full report, raw data, and this slideshow are available here: docs.google.com/document/d/1jc…

#RITAdata What is it? I't's 20 years of RITA ward winners plus two years of finalists.Limitations: This report only examines racial data, which has been determined on a best-guess basis. It's not perfect. Full details in the written report. Also, you can use my data to build on!Why do we need this? Because #RitasSoWhite. Hopefully hard data will help change some minds and spur others to action.The data includes 397 points, including 241 winners and 156 finalists.
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