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More Books Get Shaken Not Stirred

The latest fictional character to be culturally scrubbed: Bond, James Bond.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels are scheduled to be re-released in April with some editorial changes made by “sensitivity readers.” The readers took issue with descriptions that could be construed as racist. For example, in the novel “Live and Let Die,” the original text describing African gold and diamond criminals read thus: they were “pretty law-abiding chaps I should have thought, except when they’ve drunk too much.” Now it says that they were “pretty law-abiding chaps I should have thought.” No reference to drinking.

The new books will also remove all references to Black people as “negroes.”

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