Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies)
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Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies)
A collection from a variety of sources on diversity in media, privilege in media, equity in media, etc, with a huge emphasis on kidlit and YA because that's where I'm at.
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Whitewashing vs. Racebending: Yes, There is a Difference

Whitewashing vs. Racebending: Yes, There is a Difference | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
You can count on it. Whenever a major media outlet posts an article about the problem of whitewashing in mainstream entertainment, there is a certain response that’s guaranteed to appear in the comments thread. Well it’s no different than casting a person of colour in a role meant for a white person, so if they…
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5 Ways Movies Fake Racial Diversity

5 Ways Movies Fake Racial Diversity | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
There are several ways in which films appear to serve diversity while they actually ghettoize, patronize, or otherwise marginalize characters and actors of color, making them subordinate to white ones.
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How Fantasy Film Plays On The Black Experience While Erasing Black People

How Fantasy Film Plays On The Black Experience While Erasing Black People | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
Films like "Fantastic Beasts" have themes of racial oppression without acknowledging race.
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Aftermath: Sixteen New Yorker Writers on Trump’s America

Aftermath: Sixteen New Yorker Writers on Trump’s America | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
Essays by Toni Morrison, Atul Gawande, George Packer, Hilary Mantel, and more.
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An Apartheid of the Imagination

An Apartheid of the Imagination | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
This week’s story is the first of our We Are Here Now Online Issue which features stories dedicated to women and other under-represented voices. A new story from the issue is to be published …
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How Do You Write About "Diversity"?

How Do You Write About "Diversity"? | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
​Three writers—Daniel José Older, Ashley Cassandra Ford, and Tanwi Nandini Islam—​examine a word that's lost its meaning. ​
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Author Ava Jae on Not Writing Latinx Characters

Author Ava Jae on Not Writing Latinx Characters | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
  By Ava Jae With both of my maternal grandparents born in Cuba, and both of my paternal grandparents born in Mexico, I am, indisputably, a third generation Latina. I learned Spanish before I learned English, celebrated Three Kings Day for the first decade of my life, and looked forward to my Cuban grandma’s incredible…
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When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing The Point - The Establishment

When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing The Point - The Establishment | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
When we call out appropriation, we need to call out our entire system.
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Minority Religions Chat, Take Two

Minority Religions Chat, Take Two | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
As some of you may know, I was asked to participate in a Twitter chat on being a member of a minority religion in America the other week. As some of you may also know, that chat kinda got cluttered...
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The Racism I Own

The Racism I Own | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
The racism I deal with is standard in its own way. It’s the racism of erasure. It’s the racism of assumptions. Don’t want me? Easy. Give me no representation. Take my story out of history books. Teach...
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Reading While White: Guest Blogger: Tanuja Desai Hidier

Reading While White: Guest Blogger: Tanuja Desai Hidier | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
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Microaggressions and Erasure of Disability in Diversity Discussions

Microaggressions and Erasure of Disability in Diversity Discussions | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
I don’t know how to write this. I honestly still can’t decide if I should—even as I’m writing it—because I’m afraid I’ll be misunderstood, or because I’m afraid I’m overreacting, or because I’m afr...
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This Shameful Hollywood Habit Is So Common, You May Not Have Noticed It

This Shameful Hollywood Habit Is So Common, You May Not Have Noticed It | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
It probably won't surprise you to learn that early Hollywood's mainstream films were far from racially, ethnically or culturally sensitive. Whe
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Hollywood Has A Major Diversity Problem, USC Study Finds

Hollywood Has A Major Diversity Problem, USC Study Finds | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
The study examined more than 21,000 characters and behind-the-scenes workers on films and TV, and found an "epidemic of invisibility." For example, just 3.4 percent of film directors were female.
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Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves

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Marlon James: Why I’m Done Talking About Diversity

Marlon James: Why I’m Done Talking About Diversity | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
You’d think with the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the newly energized Neo-Nazi and KKK movements, and with people from all over the
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Reading While White: On White Fragility, by Guest Blogger Justine Larbalestier

Reading While White: On White Fragility, by Guest Blogger Justine Larbalestier | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
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Justina Ireland on Worldbuilding & Appropriation (with tweets) · LauraRuby

A Social Media Story storified by LauraRuby
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How White People Can Respond to Book Publishing's Lack of Diversity

How White People Can Respond to Book Publishing's Lack of Diversity | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
On Wednesday night, I sat on a panel to kick off this weekend's San Francisco Writers Conference. I...
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I Don’t Need Diverse Books: On Re-defining ‘We’ and Making Black Art

I Don’t Need Diverse Books: On Re-defining ‘We’ and Making Black Art | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
Hi, American literary community! It’s me, the diversity. I’m sure you recognize me—the face you turn to as Black history month approaches, the strategic
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Is Staff Diversity Training Worth It?

We sent a select number of LEE & LOW staff members from different departments to an "Undoing Racism" workshop, held by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
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How Walter Dean Myers Taught Me To Stop Writing White

How Walter Dean Myers Taught Me To Stop Writing White | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
My reading had taught me that I could render feminist characters long before I learned that there was a word to describe girls who bucked narrow gender roles. However, I also had internalized the belief that to be a legitimate author, my characters had to be white.
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Do black children's lives matter if nobody writes about them? | Daniel José Older

Do black children's lives matter if nobody writes about them? | Daniel José Older | Privilege and diversity in the kidlit world (plus some TV and movies) | Scoop.it
Besides teaching us who we are, books are where we learn who is important enough to read about – and only 5% of kid’s books had black characters last year
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On Earned Equality

I’ve been thinking a lot about the inherent flaws of bootstrap equality,
especially within the publishing sphere.  If you aren’t familiar with the
term, bootstrap equality believes that those from marginalized spheres
should lift themselves up by hard work.  It’s complete and utter bullshit
for several reasons, mostly because it ignores the very real impact of
systemic oppression while at the same time implying that marginalized
groups have only themselves to blame for their problems.  Ide
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