I agree with you in theory, but I don’t see how an article that is focused on two fictional characters promotes hate and segregation. Our society tends to make excuses and allowances for straight White men that it does not make for other demographics. That’s just a fact. MeToo and Black Lives Matter wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t. Discussing race is always going to be uncomfortable, but I am not going to stop writing about it because it makes some readers squirm, and maybe they’d rather read about how to be successful or how to write a story that will go viral. I don’t think it’s fair to lump my work in with the work of someone who attacks biracial people. And as someone who is married to a White Australian man and whose best friend is a White American woman, I clearly do not endorse segregation. I think we need to be able to critique certain segments of society without our words being misconstrued as a call for separatism. I feel my articles address topics that need to be addressed in order for us to have a healthy, fully integrated society. We aren’t going to get there by pretending everything is OK, so people wont have to read articles that make them uncomfortable on Medium or because some articles on Medium go too far.

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