Portraying People of Color:
- I'm aware it's not particulary in good taste to refer to skin colors as food items (chocolate, honey colored, ect.) But could using other items (sandy colored, ebony, etc.) be interpreted as dehumanizing?
- I don't want the character's race to completely define who they are. I plan on doing this by not immediately pointing out their race when they're introduced to the story. With not so much attention being brought to their race, I'm afraid the readers could potentially not pick up on it and not realized that, indeed, the character is a POC (ex: Rue) Any tips on how to maintain a good balance?
edited 9th Jan '13 7:18:13 PM by TheMuse
edited 10th Jan '13 5:10:03 PM by KillerClowns
- "If you're going to mention something along the lines of 'this character was black/dark/whatever...' it should be done of other non-POC characters as well
- ex: 'He had light skin with several birthmarks'
- Because if one doesn't, it can give the implication that "White people are the default of humanity and anyone else is DIFFERENT."
edited 12th Jan '13 9:46:10 AM by TheMuse
edited 12th Jan '13 10:29:58 AM by JHM
edited 19th Jan '13 2:25:26 PM by chihuahua0
edited 19th Jan '13 4:55:19 PM by Wolf1066
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