Just read "Why I'm Done Talking About Diversity," a fabulous article by Marlon James over at LitHub. James bravely questions the literary world's vague, frequent and endless calls for "diversity." According to him, theorizing about diversity is not as effective as actually doing diversity. He calls on white folks in the industry to take action and actually make changes. Kudos to you, sir. If you don't already know, Marlon James is the award-winning author of the bestseller, A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Here is an especially poignant quote from the article:
"Maybe a diversity panel should be all white. Think about it: A panel on diversity with no diversity on it. The outrage would be immediate, even from people of color. And yet maybe that is what should happen. And maybe the first question should be why do we need a black person on a panel to talk about inclusion when it’s the white person who needs to figure out how to include?"
These are some awesome questions. Read the full article here.