Beek is it okay for white roleplayers on tumblr to roleplay as POC? I want to be able to diversify my characters, but I'm just so scared I'm going to offend someone.
well… as a white person, i guess i’m just gunna have to get rid of Taro, Jiro, Reika, and all my other non-white OCs that i roleplay with, darn.
all joking aside though, thats the mentality thats gets us in these messes. “being afraid to offend someone” thus defaulting to all these boring all white casts and characters. “im afraid to diversitize myself so i just wont even try”
you shouldn’t let that stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone. just treat these characters with respect like you would any other person. aka dont treat people like bland, two-dimensional stereotypes and tropes. just treat them like people.
if you do accidentally do something offensive and ultimately offend some people. then own up to it. apologize. learn from the mistake and make the steps to prevent it in the future. making mistakes and opening your mind helps ya grow.
criticism shouldn’t be somethin to be feared