Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.
I am proud of being African-American, even though I don't believe that I or anyone else should be "black for a living." We have to be able to compete on a level playing field like everyone else, and we can. We have. We do.