'American Blogger' Still Isn't Getting The Outrage. Let Me Break It Down.

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I'm sure Christopher Weigand didn't make his viewers a promise he never meant to fulfill. He simply didn't look beyond the familiar, the easy to find. He had his cast set. And that's precisely where carelessness becomes hurt for groups that are so often left out of conversations in which they have a rightful place.

Lack of representation—of course—isn't simply a problem with this one documentary, nor with the blogging industry only. It's par for the course for many of the groups left out in Christopher Weigand's narrative.

But white people's eternal non-seeing of diversity everywhere around them is in and of itself an incredibly hot topic on the very same internet that is home to the blogs so well represented in Weigand's film—as this very controversy so vividly demonstrates. The omission made by the film and continued denials by the Weigands stand as a reminder that we seek what we know, we see what we know, and that this can blind us to the whole truth.


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