Diversity is all the rage in entertainment media these days, and I’m all for it. It’s great to see people from different backgrounds popping up in TV and cinema
Here comes the ‘but’ (contain yourself Sub)
I was watching Enola Holmes the other day with the kids, and the whole thing is chock full of non white faces, which on the surface is great
My problem is this.
When dealing with stories set in a specific era is it OK to revise history for the sake of appearing “woke”
My fear is, for the majority of people who do not study history and get most of their historic knowledge from entertainment media, is this artificial diversity rewriting history and rainbow washing the reality that Victorians were a bunch of racist cunts
If we teach this revisionist history do we allow ourselves of the hook for the past and it’s affect on the present and future