“Let’s be real, while J.K. Rowling may be great and comfy with a Black Hermione now, but she didn’t specifically write that into the novels. In our current climate, she can back her way into the diversity hire. I’m glad she did it, but don’t be fooled: Rowling wouldn’t have if there weren’t plenty of great Black authors out there, threatening to take her corners.”


published 2015

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