trying to research common mistakes made when writing non-white characters, but all I’m finding is page after page of white writers agonizing over how difficult it is and how scared they are of doing A Bad Thing
like, I don’t mean to trivialize the importance of not screwing it up, but good god, people, just talk to real human beings of your character’s race and cultural heritage.
google words you’re afraid will have negative associations.
research stereotypes and old propaganda, and don’t try to be subversive about a stereotype, just to get out of rebuilding that side of your character.
just do something other than creating 100% white casts. try. do your absolute best, run it by real people who know what they’re talking about, and then try. laziness should be the last thing keeping you from diversifying your cast.