Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
This web article (link >>>) at The Daily Dot gives an introduction to dieselpunk and points at both its appealing and its troubled aspects.
However, I have already picked up the challenge of writing stories from the minority perspective. My dieselpunk spy-adventure The Ice War has two protagonists: a mixed-race man and a working-class woman. They face the prejudices of that era and have to find ways of sneaking around them. That approach gives me more interesting challenges when writing. The “-punk” designation, after all, indicates that the stories ought to have an underdog perspective.