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  •  Well, living in the Mormon bubble... (6+ / 0-)

    where you can go years without ever seeing a black person, it's easy to avoid any unpleasant encounters with reality.

    My son is currently living in Utah, and he is just astonished by the near-complete absence of diversity. As in, going months without seeing a person of color.

    •  I ate at a chinese restaurant in SLC (2+ / 0-)
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      Ralphdog, caul

      that had no visible asian people working in it. Maybe someone was hidden back in the kitchen.

    •  Speaker for the Dead has Black characters (4+ / 0-)
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      Be Skeptical, caul, Ahianne, kyril

      portrayed with great sympathy. Card made a point of not identifying the race of any of his Brazilian characters explicitly, but Blacks are unavoidable in Brazilian society today. Ouanda Quenhatta (Wanda Kenyatta) Figueira Mucumbi is an unmistakably Black name. This implies that her mother Bruxinha (Little Witch)/Cleopatra was Black, as suggested by her also African name.

      The situation between the humans, the Piggies/Pequeniños and the Buggers becomes as non-racist as one can well imagine, due to Ender's empathy and insight.

      I gave up on the Ender series when Jane effectively became omnipotent via her magic powers within the philote realm. As for Card nowadays, I have no idea.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 08:38:59 PM PDT

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