Representational diversity promises us that a diversity of images will spark a more diverse imagination and eventually lead to total system overhaul. But “diversity,” when it’s emptied of meaning and reduced to mere representation, can defeat the purpose of itself. 

Is it enough to simply reproduce images of sexism and racism, violence and gore, in order to teach it? When the bodies in pain, the bodies in ecstasy, the bodies under a malicious form of scrutiny always belong to black and brown subjects, to the colonized, to women and to “others” - what does it do, what does it really teach, and who does it mean to teach?