Time Magazine has article about popularity of diverse characters in novels

This pertains to romance novels, specifically, but I think it is an indication of a growing movement.
 http://time.com/43710/interracial-romance-novels/ 9780373277988.indd

 quote openDevotees of romance fiction, predominantly female, are demanding that their favorite category be ethnically as diverse as the real world. One of the newest branches of the popular genre is interracial romance, which just a few decades ago would have been too hot to handle. After all, the first African-American romance imprint came on the scene less than 20 years ago. “Readers are able to say through social media and direct interaction, ‘I want to see myself in a romance,’ and not every romance reader is white,” says critic Sarah Wendell, author ofEverything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels.close quote

 

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