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  1. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Hahahahahaha. Well stated my friend. I still cringe at the idea that people "know race is a major factor" BUT I surely understand what you're saying.
  2. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    This is a HUMAN issue. Image a world where whites weren't introduced to Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, or MLK. Their works impact people. Not a certain race. VONA is a great example. True. But if whit…
  3. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Maybe you didn't understand the way I framed it. Had you asked me to clarify my statement maybe I could have been more clear. I didn't mean to insinuate you were obsessed with rac…
  4. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    I don't think this is even a question. It's a fact. There are dozens of examples of POC and non POC peoples working together to advance a cause. Sever…
  5. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    I disagree. History is filled with examples of a marginalized community standing up to those who would oppress. This isn't only a conversation being had by POC. It's a community e…
  6. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Well I believe there is a time for the stick and the carrot. I believe this is definitely a carrot industry. You bring up a very good point. The "safe" word concept. If we truly believe that those in …
  7. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Maybe I'm not explaining something clearly. There are certain press trips that require a certain number of readers, social media follows, shares, etc etc. Deemed by the tourism boards, companies, or s…
  8. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    That point was made in context to travel blogging. Lots of decisions are made based on stats. I've been denied access to some press trips because my numbers aren't high as some ot…
  9. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Your first point is very well stated and I totally agree.  I disagree on your last point and here's why. I believe that pushing the crappy content of POC would only hurt the efforts. Once a POCs…
  10. Minority Nomad added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Agreed. I've often pointed out the lack of diversity on the Travel Channel as an example of the "whitewashing" of travel. I love me some Anthony Bourdain but my fear is always based in the self worth …