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That idea that embracing your “Native American roots” by either wearing a fake indian headdress or stereotypical and often ignorant facial paint - says more about your “native roots”, meaning you don’t have any!Hi my great grandmother was half Cherokee and I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t mind people wearing what they want. You shouldn’t have to justify your dress with ethnicity. Why is race still even an issue >_
Right on time
that Carefree White Girl(tm) is literally named Becky pahahahaa
Is there anything wrong or culturally inappropriate of wanting to originate from another country? I dont feel as if I belong in any other place then Japan. I adore it's culture and it's history. But I'm afraid if I tell someone that they'll think I'm so type of anime freak, it's more then just that to me, I adore Japan for it's history and culture. Is there anything wrong with this?
YES. There is everything wrong with this and nothing right. Do not spend any mental energy trying to justify your obsession. It’s extremely unhealthy for yourself and others.
ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE NO GODDAMN POC HUMANS IN YOUR SPACE EPICS
#or your whitebread fantasy characters
Could you give me an example of this? I think I know what you’re talking about, but I’m not positive.
(Particularly what you mean by whitebread fantasy characters?)
Just for starters.
The principle is throwing clothing/hair/makeup/jewelry from POC cultures onto white characters to show how exotic/alien/different/desirable they are.
Good writing advice. Or character design advice.
Ok, I just want to check, I’m pretty sure I’ve got it but just to clarify. The point here is that nabbing random POC styles to use on white characters purely because they’re “way different and interesting” is really not ok and don’t fucking do it (and I really don’t want to because well, it’s not ok to do).
Now, when I’m writing (especially sci-fi where any of the races are originally from earth), I tend to look stuff up about other cultures and then use that knowledge to build characters on. So, yeah it’s 4,000 years in the future and we’re aboard a warp-capable ship half a galaxy away from earth, but I’ve still got a handful of characters with POC traits and styles because that’s part of their background.
Is that still the same problem? Do I need to change how I do that?
…why do they ‘have POC traits’ rather than just, yanno, BEING POC?
It’s ok to have characters that actually are/are descendants of the cultures you’re interested in portraying.
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