Check the bylines of every single thing you read. Be cognizant of who you’re reading. If they’re white, maybe try not to read them. Their perspectives, more often than not, won’t be all that much different from yours or from anything you’ve read before — and, candidly, they’ve had more advantages on their career paths overall, which can affect the quality of the writing.
John Gorman I am almost shy to speak up here. But… this particular highlighted section…
Are you sure this is healthy? I do not think it’s kind in anyway to boycott any writers in an attempt to level the playing field. You are suggesting boycotting writers if they are white? That insulting to all races, because it could diminish the value of the actual work being shared… because of a superficial layer of pigment.
It’s different than if you simply advised us to notice more African American writers and to read their contributions more often. That would have been a constructive way to increase the fairness in the field of writing. But to dismiss works without even reading because the author appears white is just a new version of the same old thing. There must be a better way forward.