Originally Posted by Braxton
Originally Posted by Innateagle
Man, one good thing about Star Wars and sci-fi, people don't try to inject diversification for the sake of diversification into everything nearly as much.

If you've read the thread or even thought about the issue for more than ten seconds it should be clear that "diversification for the sake of diversification" is not what is going on here (and it's laughable that you're holding up the entire genre of science fiction as though it hasn't also had it's issues with representation). If you really want to peddle whataboutism might as well do it to Wizards of the Coast:

Dungeons & Dragons teaches that diversity is strength, for only a diverse group of adventurers can overcome the many challenges a D&D story presents. In that spirit, making D&D as welcoming and inclusive as possible has moved to the forefront of our priorities over the last six years. We’d like to share with you what we’ve been doing, and what we plan to do in the future to address legacy D&D content that does not reflect who we are today. We recognize that doing this isn’t about getting to a place where we can rest on our laurels but continuing to head in the right direction. We feel that being transparent about it is the best way to let our community help us to continue to calibrate our efforts.

One of the explicit design goals of 5th edition D&D is to depict humanity in all its beautiful diversity by depicting characters who represent an array of ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and beliefs. We want everyone to feel at home around the game table and to see positive reflections of themselves within our products. “Human” in D&D means everyone, not just fantasy versions of northern Europeans, and the D&D community is now more diverse than it’s ever been.


No idea who the wizard of the coast are, but i'm glad you care enough about their opinions that you present theirs as if they were your own. You probably should have searched for a better quote, though, since that one specifically talks about the diversity of the 'human' race in DnD. 'Human', which is fine.

I admit, though, i haven't thought about it for more than ten seconds. Probably because i'm a black person who feels more like a person than black, and therefore i don't feel the need to self-insert or be represented in every piece of media i come across to validate myself or feel better about the color of my skin.

But hey, if you feel like african high elves or dark skinned rattataki are needed to validate people, cool. I know i said i'm a black man but i actually identify as a caucasian drow, so next fight for that too.