School of Communication and Digital Content
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)
Diversity, Old Testament, the Old Testament, Publishing, Graphic Design, Canaanites, Ham, Publishing Industry
Art and Design | Fine Arts | Graphic Design
Johnson, Michael Omari, "Raising Consciousness: Challenging Diversity in Christian Publishing" (2020). Masters Theses. 697.
The Christian publishing industry has overlooked the importance of diversity, particularly its impact on black American audiences. While studies show that diversity and inclusion can lead to more innovation through problem-solving, there persists a paradox where a lack of opportunities, disparities in wealth and employment and systemic prejudices can play a role in the ethnic and racial homogeneity of the Christian publishing industry. Thus, there are many barriers preventing people of color from emerging to the market, reﬂecting in the storytelling, content creation and audience of African-descent followers.