In a March 23 Downtime, Heather Schwedel misquoted Merrill Kaplan as saying that Tolkien made orcs green in later articulations of his work—she meant later pop culture articulations did this—and that his racism was paternalistic, which was said in reference to something else that was cut from the interview. The sentences were removed.
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