Advice On Writing People Different From You

At Midnight Breakfast, Mari Naomi shares a question from a white friend “Aside from doing research in order to make a believable character, in addition to leaving one’s personal (and media-learned) biases at the door, I don’t know the right answer to my friend’s question. How can she infuse [People of Color] into her story in a believable manner, when her experience has only ever been as a white person? What are some pitfalls to avoid, and some goals to strive for?”

And she shares answers (and art) from cartoonists Yumi Sakagawa, Keith Knight, Whit Taylor, Elisha Lim, Jennifer Camper, Maré Odomo, Frederick Noland.  (via Comics Alliance)

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