Much as I love HPL’s fiction and as much as I generally admire the mind that comes across in his letters, this is the right thing to do and a long time coming. I find Lovecraft’s bigotry infuriating as I do vile: he had a bright, flexible intellect in almost every other area but pigheadedly and gleefully held on to his racism all his life. He had the power in him to be better than that, to have been an unsurpassed inspiration to everyone within the field no matter their background. But no, he’s pissed that possibility away. No one can take away his significance, but we certainly don’t have to make trophies of him. Onwards and upwards. Move on.