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Sci-fi and fantasy writing is known to tackle themes such as power and inequality. However, the genre isn’t the most welcoming to creators and fans of color. In this segment, author N.K. Jemisin discusses how seeing mostly white characters forced her to criticize the genre and create characters that looked like her. New York-based author Daniel José Older talks about coding that is used in the predominately white publishing industry to shut out authors of color. Finally, Caribbean author and professor Nalo Hopkinson gives an example about a time she was encouraged to change her writing to cater to American tastes.

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