Hello. I'm writing a plot about racial tension between Humanity and a species that is only partly human. On top of that, there's an immersive lore and history about the world I'm desperately trying to get across without making it sound like you're reading a text book, but this is proving to be extremely challenging. Is there a way of doing it "correctly" or do I just... wing it?
Wing it!! Write your story however you think is ‘correct’ for your novel. You can start by writing out all your lore in textbook form and then edit and rewrite it later. A cool thing to do here would be to keep the text book lore separate and create an actual book of lore for your universe. There probably is a ‘correct’ way to introduce lore into a plot. Only diverging the information that your reader needs to properly understand the story. You’ll probably have a lot of left over information about your universe that might not be imperative for your story.
Goodluck! Just keep writing, you’ve got this!