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    Lightbulb black characters in literature

    is literature predominantly white main characters?
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    Yes, because some of the best writers were white, and a tad racist, because that was the norm back then. Also because having a black person as the main character in the 17th century would have been odd, to say the least.
    Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.

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    In the countries were most writers are white (but not always most people) yes. But in the countries were most or all writers are black, there is a predominance of black characters.
    And one can have a situation like In US where there are black characters depicted from a
    white perspective like, for example in Faulkner and from the perspective of black writers like
    Ralph Ellison:"Black is better than white. But American is best of all" (quoting from memory).
    "You can always find something better than death."
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