August 10th, 2007

Me, weemee, default

Pro-Character of Color/Anti-Racism Guide

The list below has communities for discussions about race in fannish source, links to some blogs by science fiction authors who either are of color or who address issues of race (or anti-racist blogs which sometimes address science fiction), communities for particular Characters of Color (i.e. characters who are Black & Ethnic Minorities, or played by actors who are such, even if the character is not) or fandoms whose source has a goodly percentage of Characters of Color, as well as a few more general anti-racism communities on LJ.

Let me start you off with a quick and dirty vocab list, which actually starts out with oyceter's Terms and Disclaimers for IBARW2. She defines: racism, race, racist, anti-racist, white privilege, and people of color. People who are actively participating in anti-racism on the Internet are likely to use those words in a way which matches the definitions she gives.

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For this section, I was going to be quite cute and write it up as an essay with links to other essays you should read, but I doubt I will ever get that essay written. So here are some links to some essays I think you should read.Collapse )

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