Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on diversity in speaker line-up. Since then, two WordPress community members,Michelle and Allie, have hosted a podcast on this very topic that I would highly recommend listening to:
One of the comments Michelle makes shows exactly how complex and contextual talking about diversity is. In the U.S., the word “colored” is a no-go while in South Africa, Coloured is the term used for a separate ethnic group. There is debate on its use, but most people I know from this group use this word to identify.
Diversity is an international need, but the face of diversity needs to take the local context into consideration.
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