Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others.
Jimmy Chen plots the temperaments of famous writers on his subjective scale of arrogance and genius – a delightful concept, though one bound to trigger equally subjective beefs. (For instance: Susan Sontag belongs much lower and further to the right, as does Joan Didion.)
Pair with this more objective, or at least more data-based, visualization of how long it took writers to go from rookie to genius.
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