Top 5 Wednesday|October 14th, 2015.

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Favorite Diverse Characters:

I know I have answered a question about “diverse books” before but, I really regret answering it because it is a subject that has been really bothering me lately, specifically in the context of these types of questions. I feel like in these questions, the word “diverse” is being used as a place holder for “not normal.” What is the difference between your regular favorite character and a diverse favorite character? It is a title used to put people who are not straight, white, or without handicap into a box that separates us from the traditional standard of characters written in books these days. I know there will probably be some backlash from this comment, but as a woman, who based on the many definitions of the word, would be considered a “diverse character” I have the right to be offended by this.

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