The proposed “diversity version” book cover for The Wizard Of Oz features Dorothy as a black girl in red Air Jordans instead of ruby slippers? Really? Romeo and Juliette were brown skinned kids just wanting to love each other? Captain Ahab was a Black whaler intent on revenge against the Great White Whale? Give me a break. These were the proposed covers for the classic books that Penquin publishers and Barns & Noble had planned to release for Black History Month. Thankfully, someone with a brain pumped the brakes on this lamebrain idea, and, for now, whatever color history is celebrated, it will remain authentic, and not made up to suit someone’s fragile sensibility worried that history didn’t happen to support their preferred narrative.