April 3rd, 2007 | researchmaterial
From today’s ANSIBLE email:
KENNETH ENG, sf author noted in (ANSIBLEs passim) as beneficiary of some suspicious Amazon reviews, has found it’s possible to publicize oneself too much — with his sure-fire controversial article called `Why I Hate Blacks’.
From the LA Times: `The column, published in the San Francisco-based AsianWeek newspaper in the waning days of African American History Month, was so astonishingly hateful that activists of all stripes immediately rushed forward to condemn it. AsianWeek Editor Ted Fang issued a lengthy apology and fired Eng, who is in his early 20s and also writes science fiction novels. The small press that published Eng’s books announced last week that it was taking them off the market.’ (7 March) This furore earned Eng a Fox News tv interview, and mockery in Wired.