“I’m worried that some people are going to say, because of this fear, any policy is justifiable. The climate of fear that is being created needs to help generate the conversation, not end the conversation.”
Are people who write strictly from their own backgrounds being unnecessarily cautious, or will a Nigerian schoolgirl protagonist written by a ninth-decade white Irish novelist be seen by the future as the equivalent of Olivier’s Othello?
The concerns of a member of Congress focused on political messaging aren’t the concerns of a prosecutor. And when a single document tries to speak to both sets of goals at the same time, compromises will have to be made.