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Hair, Racism, Histories, and Inclusiveness Nov. 12th, 2007 @ 02:55 pm
elvensorceress at lj posted a moderator announcement in a Chad/Ryan (High School Musical) community regarding a sensitive topic. Discussions ensued.

Some thoughts on writing outside my experience (a guide) Oct. 24th, 2007 @ 03:56 pm
Some thoughts on writing outside my experience

Eid Fic! On lj! Oct. 12th, 2007 @ 09:26 pm

EID FIC!!!!!


Who's a muslim character? I can't think of one! If I could, I'd write a drabble.


Race, Entertainment Sep. 16th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm
The wonderful Mahogany Cafe contains a wonderful archive of articles about Hollywood, ethnicity, and gender.
Current Music: may - belle epoque

RPG: Stone Baby Games' "Steal Away Jordan" Sep. 16th, 2007 @ 11:57 am
...there are tons of popular rpgs, hippie, indie, mainstream, where the objectives are to fuck people's shit up, put on over on someone, kill, maim, hurt, win, be notorious, save yourself, your loved ones, kill your enemy, live, die, do something heroic. And this game is no different.

You do not play a "subject"! You don't play a "victim"! You play a person, for crying out loud. Slaves were people. If you play a person, you will likely strive for good things to happen to you and everyone you care about. You'll look for good things. You'll seek to love people. And you'll probably figure out real quick how to get out of bad things happening to you. You'll then create an uplifting story, because, coming out of adversity is uplifting, it's what most slave narratives are about, it's what slaves would want to do. Heck it's what many, many role playing games are about. Slave narratives are about people who happen to be slaves, but are people first. Slave narratives are about people maintaining their dignity and humanity in the face adversity. Sounds like a lot of role playing games.
Julia Bond Ellingboe on her game Steal Away Jordan

The above is actually from discussions I learned of via [info]gamers_of_color) at lj.
Other entries
» Tokenism, Jews, skanky race issues, tv
"The *definition* of a token character is one who is given a specific set of characteristics just so someone on the set can be said to have them."

Where's my parade?

Addendum to Prior Post

From Nanny Fine to Ziva David- Fictional Jewish Women Characters on Television
» People of Color SF Carnival
Submissions here for the next PoC SF Carnival. :)

Just a little nudging.

Deadline is September 25th/2007
» digitalfemme asks...
Why do people continue to interact with prejudiced fans when they end up repeatedly hurt by virulent bigotry?
» People of Colour in SciFi & Fantasy Blog Carnival
The Second Carnival is up.

It's been an interesting month for People of Colour.

Everyone please go check it out and thank Wychwood for all her hard work. Read and tell your friends and get them to tell their friends.
» Ethnic Diversity: Hollywood and the Asian Exclusion
An article by Forrest Wood, former history professor and aspiring actor. (Click here for original with pictures and sidebars)


» IBARW: Grab Your CoC meme - C. Fillmore
Post here for International Blog Against Racism Week / Grabbing Your CoC.
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