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I WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PEOPLE UNLIKE ME EXIST EVEN IN FANTASY WORLDS AND/OR THE POST-APOCALYPTIC FUTURE, whispered the angry white teenage wannabe-novelist as she wrote a plea on her blog that people understand she’s Not Racist: She’s Colorblind.  I WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIETY DICTATE HOW MY CHARACTERS’ POINTS OF VIEW WILL BE CRYSTALLIZED IN NARRATIVE, PERCEIVED BY THE READER, AND SHARED THROUGH THE FICTIONAL WORLD, she insists, THAT WOULD BE RACIST OF ME, AND I AM NOT RACIST: I AM COLORBLIND AS I IGNORE THAT YOU ARE A PoC EXPLAINING YOUR WORLDVIEW TO MY WHITE SELF.

1 year ago with 31 notes , © fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment
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    :’) I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING AT THIS BECAUSE IT’S SO FUCKING TRUE AND THAT BLOG IS SO FUCKING GROSS AND LAJFLDFJADLKJA and...
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  12. alexchurner said: I /hate/ that so fucking much. I’m brown, I want you to see I’m brown, I want you to know I am Latino. I want you to know I am a Garcia. Don’t label me as a race I am not, do not try to take away my culture either. Fuck. (mini rant, sorry)
  13. nymeriasand said: did you see the thing about the writer of the tv show girls?
  14. llongwayfromhome said: That tumblr is horrible. I can’t believe some of the stuff I’m reading there. Are people really this narrow minded?
  15. raptorific said: Favorite quote stemming from a discussion of “Save the Pearls” and the racism in it: “There’s nothing like a white lady explaining to black folks that racism isn’t racist if you didn’t MEAN it to be racist.”
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  17. -everdeen said: is this the eden book?
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