additionally if yr first response to being called out 4 whitewashing a character is ‘i dont look at them and see a race or ethnicity, i look at them and see a cunning and interesting character’ then you should probably… i dont know. stop talking for a while probably
how about u look at them and see a cunning and interesting character who has dark brown skin
If I were ever introduced as, “Hey this is Barkentin. He’s smart, and he’s funny, and oh yeah he has dark brown skin.”
I would leave right then and there, even though they’re all true, because that would be so ridiculously offensive I can’t even express it in words.