Saturday, June 20, 2009

From Relevant To Ridiculous

It's been heartening to see "the discussion" carry over and continue at Lightstalkers, Burn, John Edwin Mason's, and of course, duckrabbit, but sometimes you just shake your head in amazement at the things some people say- that is, people who should know better.

While I applaud Gary Knight's appeal (in his Lightstalkers' comment) to go beyond the dominant Western perspective, he also goes on to imply that your local, "home grown," Western person of color is somehow just not quite exotic enough to lend the diversity necessary to an all white cast. And that excuse is just so very wrong and offensive in oh so many ways, that it is ludicrous at best- at very best...

2 comments:

johnedwinmason said...

Thanks very much for the mention. I've just added a comment on diversity and the Look 3 photo festival to my website. It certainly relates to this conversation (that I'm grateful to you for having started).

http://johnedwinmason.typepad.com/

Stan B. said...

John- It's a conversation that at least some of us realize is way overdue and needs to continue and move far beyond mere discussion...