September 13th, 2012

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Racism in Comics

Here's a very thoughtful essay about how racism whitewashes the comics industry.

Me, I like diversity, including as an editor.  Noticing an author or content outside the usual range always gave me a little squee.  Partly that's because I just like diversity, but also because I figured it would boost our chances of reaching new readers.  I still do it with my signal boosting, because I know that work by under-represented creators tends to get less exposure and needs more.  And whitewashing entertainment tends to make stuff that sucks.