People keep saying that a mixed raced society will end racism and history proves that untrue and dumb. All of Latin America proves this. You got a continent of people indoctrinated to mixing. Legit laws and treaties were passed to bring whites into Latin America in hopes to making mixed race people because por lo meno, their’s sangre buena. Making mixed raced babies for the purpose of anti-racism is as dangerous as blanquamiemto and mejorando la raza. Don’t
I didn’t mean to write an essay, yet still I would’ve gone more in detail. To make my point clear how the film is not a failure but had high expectations, think of the film like a gator, you can’t expect a gator to climb a tree but the gator is still worth something in itself.
My first job was my dream job as a sales associate at Hot Topic. For the most part it was a pretty cool job, I was the only WoC there but there was another black boy (for stories sake his name is Jay). My boss (store manager her name is Kayla) was a white girl who, at…
do you think its okay for white people to watch the boondocks?
Everyone has the right to watch what they would like.
The thing about the boondocks is that it is a show specifically created for black peoples entertainment. The issues that go on in the show are relative to the black community, right down the reclamation of the word “n*gga/n*gger”.
Often, those who are not black are laughing for the wrong reasons. They laugh at the “Coonery” of the show. They do not see what African Americans are seeing and experiencing.
Any advice about writing a unique dystopian novel?
1.Understand the way government works.
All-in-all, dystopian is about a corrupt government and becoming free from that corruption. It is important to develop the background on how such a thing happened, create many important figures, write a history. Connect it to our world now, find out how everything went to hell. Do some research on the government of where your dystopian takes place and thoroughly understand how you can screw everything up. Then, in your novel, do some (not too much!) exposition because that stuff is hella interesting.
2.Use multiple points of view.
Because a government is composed many people and interlocking organizations, there is no way you can fully explore your world with only one POV. Use multiple novels, if you have to. It’s just so disappointing when lazy writers skip over this kind of interesting exposition, leaving so much to be desired.
3.Mix it up!
Write sci-fi dystopian. Fantasy dystopian. Hell, try out a dystopian noir, or put zero romance in any form. Write a utopia gone dystopia. Put two and two together to make five.
A trend I see a lot is “white cis/hetero person overthrows other white cis/hetero people”. You’re trying to cater to a diverse audience, so add in a lot of diverse characters and you’ll attract a lot of readers. This doesn’t just apply to gender, sexuality, and race, but also to personality types as well. Every character should have a unique voice, presence, and personality.
If I think of more, I’ll probably add to it later!