Lawn Boy book controversy: sexually inappropriate/racist garbage or something else?
And why are so many people praising a white author writing sexually deviant poverty fantasies about a Chicano landscaper stereotype?
You would think, after all the handwringing, pearl clutching and screeching last year over the book American Dirt, that white folks writing fiction about Brown and Black folks would no longer be welcome. But you’d be wrong, at least on the surface. Enter Lawn Boy, written by Johnathan Evison.
For the record, I was against the crusade against American Di…