diaspora authors of color: [pour tons of time and effort into researching their own heritage to write a book]

readers: this doesnt feel authentic enough

white authors: my characters are tan

readers: ugh diversity champion
i was just thinking abt all the research my fav authors put into stuff bc they love their heritage but also feel cautious abt taking it for granted as enough of a qualifier to write their series. and then i got mad but at how utterly unappreciated that is
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