Here's the main take away: nearly 90% of the books reviewed in the NYTimes are written by so-called Caucasians.
What I find interesting is not that this may be evidence of how few books are published by POCs; rather, what's interesting is what these numbers say about books the NYTimes feels are important. As Ms. Gay writes in her Rumpus piece: "...if you are a writer of color, not only do you face a steeper climb getting your book published, you face an even more arduous journey if you want that book to receive critical attention."
I personally don't really care how many books are published by people of color. There are plenty of