I am writing a Hogwarts AU (because I’m not working on like 30 projects at once, no, who me, never) called Far to Fall that focuses on Jack’s time as a Hufflepuff who was supposed to be a Slytherin, while also being the son of renowned Scottish Quidditch player “Bad Bob” Zimmermann, and navigating the newly created International Academic Quidditch League as well as his feelings of what might be love towards his (Slytherin) best friend Kent, and his feelings of jealousy maybe over picture perfect Hufflepuff Eric. It’s on a temporary hiatus while the 13 Days of Halloween runs.
You don’t have to separate these things with Jefferson. He can have written this incredible document and several incredible documents that we all believe in – and he s-u-u-ucks. Those are both true and those have to be both true. I think we really have to stop separating them because that’s where you get into trouble. That’s where you stop letting people be whole people. I disagree politically with a lot of rappers that I listen to, you know what I’m saying? There’s, like, rampant misogyny and homophobia in a lot of rap music. That doesn’t make them less brilliant rappers – they’re both true.
Daveed Diggs, speaking truth about how we should perceive Thomas Jefferson and other historical figures as well as how we should perceive people today, in the unsurprisingly excellent Hamilton’s America documentary from PBS.