So the topic came up today among a group of people while they never really write about black characters, and the admittedly said they don't know how without offending anyone. Even if based of people they know, they have been called out for writing stereotypes.
So I got curious. Aside from making an African American a King who's net-worth would allow him to buy 10 countriesif he wanted, how would you go about it?
What's the difference between a gimmick and just "a black guy" why is Luke cage not a negative stereo type when he is the embodiment of all things black in the medias eyes.
(Luke is one of my favorites to read mind you)
I have also noticed it is hit or miss
"there are no black characters"
- That's a Stereotype
-He's not black enough
-You made him white washed
-Why is he talking like that? That's racist
- he needs more style, he seems to white
Are there any real nerdy ones out there? Any peter parkers of the black comic book world?
Like I said earlier the easiest thing to do is write people you know, but even then sometimes you have to say:
"this is based off my friend, if you have an issue with how he talks or act you may want to talk to him about it"
Because it comes off stereotypical