Hi friends. I learned about the need for diversity in books through twitter and through this blog. It’s dumb that I needed to learn it about it and shows my extreme privilege, but there you go. One thing I feel like I know for sure is that in these conversations its more important for me to listen than to throw out my opinions (or even have opinions). The hashtag #whitewashedOUT has been blowing up my twitter feed for the last two days. My understanding is the it was started by Margaret Cho, Ellen Oh, and an organization called Nerds of Color to call out the lack of Asian American representation in media. Here are some of the many tweets that I’ve been listening to.