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Ferretbrain - Musings on Race in Fantasy or: Why Ron Weasley isn't Black
Discussion of the general lack of non–white people in fantasy novels, and indeed lack of Italian-looking people playing Romans and Italians. Blames it largely on visual shortcuts, such as a red haired, befreckled boy being an earnest and reliable sidekick. Reminds me of Anansi Boys, where the majority of the main characters are black, and IIRC it mentions when a character is white, but not when they're black.
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july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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