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Fear of Fucking Up: Not Actually A Good Excuse For Erasing Characters of Color

Recently, there’s been a spate of fannish and original writers claiming that they’re so afraid of negative reception and responses from people of color, that they refrain from writing characters of color in their works.

The point of this very pointed post is to push back at the idea that a fear of writing characters of color in respectful ways is natural and should continue unchallenged. If you can research vampires to undeath and analyze minor white characters’ behavior until you can write them perfectly, why aren’t you doing the same for characters of color. 

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