L.A. Times film writer Jen Yamato, one of the most vocal and persistent advocates of diversity casting and the concept of identity and representation mattering as much if not more than merit in motion pictures, has been jettisoned by her employer in a major wave of dismissals.

On one hand I feel badly for any journalist who’s been cut loose, but on the other hand Yamato has sought to condemn and marginalize HE for reasons that I felt were rash, Salem-like, erroneous and cruel so I can’t shed too many tears. I hope she understands.