Every so often I stumble upon a blog that's vexed by the same questions I can't answer, and this morning, it's LT's My American Meltingpot. LT, a writer married to a Spaniard, asks: Why ... is there still not a mainstream consumer magazine that really gets diversity of experience? Why is there not a women's magazine or a parenting magazine that really aims to attract women and families who look like us? Good question.
What gets me is that should we ever get a magazine like this, one that truly captures a multi-lingual, multi-cultural world, it would probably be positioned as a specialty magazine, placed on the same racks as, say, magazines for tennis players, knitters, poets. Never mind that the world is made up of all kinds of us: black, white, Asian, Hispanic, great artists, bad bowlers, parents, retirees, unmarrieds. Why couldn't all of us be represented in any run-of-the-mill magazine? Polyanna question, I know. But it's what I'm asking.