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White privilege in fantasy fiction and gaming

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Originally posted on The Blog and the Bullet.

saxifrage00 blogs about white privilege in gaming and gives us some links on white privilege, gaming, and the fantasy realm:

Being White, I have the dubious privilege to be able to ignore race in my roleplay gaming and my fantasy fiction. It’s a dubious privilege because it’s one that is impossible to ever fully decline. That’s not to say “poor white me boo hoo”—rather, the only moral response is to decline the privilege at every opportunity. The pervasiveness of White privilege is such that I can never catch every instance, and when I do I won’t always know what I can do to reject it. The key is staying aware of the taint that filters my culture, looking for the chance to resist, and learning more about the reality that is discarded by those filters.

On that last point, some edifying links.

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2 Comments
  1. Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:45 am

    Hi, my name is ann.

    Are there any Copyrights on the picture of yuna, that you have over your text? I want to use it for my blog, (http://yuna-and-tidus.myblog.de/) is that okay?
    Sorry, my English is not very good.

    Ann

  2. Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:49 pm

    There probably is a copy right, but I’m sure you can use it under fair use laws.

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