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Dark Matter and Whitewashing
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:37:59 PM »
The use, and misuse, of people of color in genre fiction.
Many works of science fiction ignore the existence of people of color, others (e.g. Lucifer's Hammer, Continuum), portray people of color as thugs, terrorists and cannibals.
In some cases (Avatar: the Last Air Bender, Earthsea) people of color are removed from the story and replaced by whites. Why is this? Do producers believe that genre fans cannot handle the idea of people of color on spaceships or in fantasy worlds? Why was there such ranging anger on the part of some Americans when they realized that characters from the Hunger Games were black?