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Lemony Snicket Apologizes After Making An Incredibly Unfortunate Racist Joke During The National Book Awards

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Seriously?

When Jacqueline Woodson won the Young People's Literature Prize at the National Book Awards on Wednesday, she never thought she was also going to receive some casual racism thrown her way.

But, that's exactly what happened when host Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, congratulated the author of Brown Girl Dreaming by making an off-handed joke that, as a black woman, it was ironic that Jacqueline was allergic to watermelon.

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