Really good article Ambler, I'm curious to see how the author would react to Michonne's "magic negro/best friend" role so far, something I pretty much agree with, considering she saved Andrea at the end of s2, become her best friend in the interim without the audience actually seeing them connect at all, nurse her at the beginning of this season, and be completely right about the crazy dude she's fucking and subjugated too. Also, she kinda nailed it when she asked if the introduction of Tyrese could be used as a wedge between the white leaders.
I think the point I was trying to make was related to Question 8 in the article, namely this.
"I am concerned with how white writers can even develop characters that are outside of their social milieu, identity, and location if they are not going to actively and self-consciously make an effort to do so. Can the average white writer develop fully evolved, rich, and complex characters who happen to be people of color?"
The writers just haven't shown that they can do this, color notwithstanding. It's not as if Andrea and Lori are exemplary models for women either, and the one woman hasn't quite fit that mold and has shown to be strong just got humiliated and sexually threatened last week.