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    Should white authors write POC characters?

    In short? Yes. White authors should definitely write POC characters if their vision and story calls for it. There are two posts I’d like to point to that discuss this question, here and here. I’m with Malinda on the question of Chinese names: if I’m introducing myself nowadays, I’m going to go by “Katje”. I usually don’t try with my Chinese name because of all of the reasons she’s listed and one more — people seem incapable of picking up “Ting” first time around. I’ve been greeted with almost all plausible consonants than T. At this point I just say “T as in tango, Ting” and even then people will…

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