The Myth of Forced Diversity

Anthony Gramuglia
Dec 25, 2018 · 8 min read

If you’ve been on the internet, you’ve heard of Forced Diversity. It is a concept that you see people throw around a lot at works featuring characters who are not male, PoC, and/or non-cishet.

But if Forced Diversity exists, surely there must be a “right” way according to these people how to write a diverse character. If diversity can be “forced,” surely it can, in a corresponding way, be…not forced?