The kids bring up several good points here, including:
- You can't use the diversity card in lieu of good storytelling.
- Diversity goes beyond sexuality and skin color.
- Indeed, when it comes to writing diverse characters, sexuality and skin color matter far less than personality, life experience, and culture.
- On a related note, it's nonsensical to assume that, say, the monarch of an African empire would have much in common with an inner-city African American just because they both happen to be black.