Do you HAVE to be japanese to have a great manga?

I remember reading an article somewhere that kinda said American people have NO chance of having a popular manga unless there were Japanese (thus, could draw true japanese manga style). This really hurts my self-confidence, as I'm an American black girl working on a manga & I got no japanese friends who... show more I remember reading an article somewhere that kinda said American people have NO chance of having a popular manga unless there were Japanese (thus, could draw true japanese manga style).

This really hurts my self-confidence, as I'm an American black girl working on a manga & I got no japanese friends who could draw it for me. :(
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