having a white character doesn’t make you automatically racist, the racism aspect stemmed from
the whitewashing, the racially ambiguous ocs to be “ in” and not get dragged bc i cant be racist my oc is tan!!
You can have white characters. But be critical of yourself if those are the only characters you make.
We are just tired of only them getting attention in the fandom.
You can be white and have brown characters, just be wary of
the privilege you have and how the fandom prefers white creators as opposed to creators of color.
And if you are white and have ocs of color, make sure you REBLOG creators of colors ocs and art.
We are tired of white people being praised for things like this and then having actual PoC being overlooked and ignored
and realize that your oc is just that, an oc, whereas for fellow poc our characters of color are a statement, a testimony to how far they’ve come in loving themselves and their culture, since many of us only made white ocs due to internalized racism, a way to make visibility and representation in media that otherwise wouldn’t be there.
You as a white person having characters of color is not progressive or radical, but POC who have been taught to hate themselves and their cultures because of the institutions and societal ideals YOUR people put in place for us, turning against them and making ocs that represent them, that are beautiful and heroic and loved, now thats radical.