I was pondering about this, you see how there's been controversy on people writing black characters (and other types of characters too, but for the sake of staying on topic)... Since it's a sensitive subject, I would like to know what others think would be a good way to write characters in either the main cast or as the main villain.
I've read threads of people wanting black characters as part of the main cast, however, what are your thoughts on villains? I personally believe villains are one of the coolest elements in a story, however, I was wondering if people found offensive for black characters to be villains or if it's overthinking?
I don't see a reason why a cool villain couldn't be a black character but, how, in your opinion, would a black character be handled in a satisfying way?
What elements should be avoided?
What would make a narrative racist and how would you fix this? (Like, if you've seen a story that was just so wrong but you had ideas on how to fix that)
I understand that there can be "obvious" settings but for the sake of instructing/giving tips to others, don't assume is obvious cause what's obvious to you may not be for someone else!
I'd like for this thread to be one in which people can pitch in and help new artists and writers know what the community is tired of seeing, if it's a cliche or stereotype please do elaborate so people know what puts you off!
Also, this thread is for those wanting to voice their opinions and what they would like to see in a story! What themes or subjects would you like to see? What would you want others to handle in their narratives?