i've seen the video.
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Why isn't it? Shouldn't it be?
I ask because if the vampire was around during the days of slavery, wouldn't that have an effect on how he relates to the world?
I don't want to sound like an asshole, but I often find that people who say race doesn't make a difference are usually white. That doesn't mean you don't care, just that you're not aware of the impact of race.
but the more the reader can personally relate to the character, the more the reader becomes involved in the story. that's why
i also leave much of a characters appearance up to the reader.
as far as the race question? if i feel like i character is white for whatever reason, they're white. if i feel like the character is black
for whatever reason? they're black...and so on. i see the characters in my head as they are and i portray them that way. i don't
really put a huge conscience effort into the reasons.
There's an impact when you don't see yourself or people like yourself. Particularly when you look at that person's ideas of beauty.
This video brings tears to my eyes.
You know, as a parent, that this must have an impact on these children.
But do you get my point? I'm sure you'd agree that such, often hidden, views of oneself will have a serious impact on how that character will see and react to the world around them if they exist in a world like our own.I've seen the video.
Kids reflect what we show them. So, I don't think it's nastiness. I think it's the result of living in a society where what you look like is in the minority. Children in Barbados don't exhibit this behavior as the world around them reflects and resembles them.Kids are brutal when it comes to differences. They do the same thing with red/ginger hair in the UK. You're ugly because you're ginger, and you have a fiery temper because you're ginger, etc. Unfortunately, kids often take what other kids tell them to heart. It certainly does have an influence on the way you see yourself. It's a nastiness that kids just have in them.
I can deal with that ,not everyone's cup of teaI only deal with humans, other races are just a bit too much of a stretch for me.
I can deal with that ,not everyone's cup of tea
On a side note ,some people deal with aliens(star wars and star trek BOTH averted this) or vampires and the like and everyone is still mystically white.I am NOT a fan of twilight,but can we give ms.meyer points for having some non-white people featured rather prominently? and true blood for ethnic vamps existing in their verse
my point is..they were an extreme minority. it would have been stupid to throw them in the story. and as far as all thatYou're saying blacks weren't shipped there like they were to the States ?
my point is..they were an extreme minority. it would have been stupid to throw them in the story. and as far as all that
slavery crap? did you know that at the same time the american colonies had black slaves, that there were over 1 million
white slaves owned by blacks and arabs in africa? what do you think the barbary wars was about? that's why i don't buy
into all this "oh. the poor black american" crap. and why i think black people who think like the white man has some duty
to make anything different is just a total crock of shit. every race on this planet has been slaves. people need to get over it.