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While I really appreciate the compliment (and I do love being people’s favorites!) I do want to emphasize something that I think the majority of Western civilization needs to realize:
Thinking of characters as non-white shouldn’t be revolutionary. It just shouldn’t. We have this “assumed-white-until-proven-otherwise” mentality, and it is beyond harmful. People flipped out when others started headcanoning Harry Potter as half-black, even though nowhere in the entirety of the seven books does it say that Harry is white.
As a white person, I have to make an effort to not fall into this mentality. Every white person should make the effort to not fall into this mentality. Are you a writer? Make your characters diverse. Are you an artist? Draw your characters as diverse as the world. Make a difference. Represent people, not just who you are.
I hope that one day, and one day soon a white person imagining a character as Indian won’t bring anyone to tears. I hope it will just be normal. I hope that maybe, maybe representation will be a thing we have, not a thing we have to fight for.