One problem I see with many examples is that I don't see how fictional cultures can apply. I mean, take the Avatar: The Last Airbender
example with the Water Tribe. They're Water Tribe
, nothing ambiguous about that. They don't have to correlate to a specific Real Life
culture. The same goes for Final Fantasy
examples (especially Fran, who's a Bunny Girl
), or any other fantasy examples.
Bottom line: They have
their cultures; they're not
I also don't really buy the arguments there
. Just because they have a different colour doesn't mean they necessarily have a different culture than the one they're living in. I mean, where I live (Sweden) there are a lot of people of Africans, Asians, and South American decent, so they look like that. Most of them differ less from the general Swedish culture than the Swedish culture does from north to south. Sure, the more recent immigrants have more of the culture they come from, and there's a lot of difference between them, but there's also a lot of different between various white people.
Overall, I think it reeks of, "coloured people must have a defined culture, while white people are just generic and can do without."
edited 11th Jun '12 1:05:26 PM by Feather7603