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    Is this stereotyping?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Robert_S, Jan 13, 2015.

    In the story, the main character is flashing back to how he acquired a very rare Gibson Les Paul when he was 15-16. He bought it from a rather low individual for what is a dump price.

    The main finds it's a stolen instrument and returns it to the owner, who is a late age black r&b guitarist.

    I'm wondering if I'm risking a stereotype here.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much, while it might fit into various stereotypes, I don't think actively avoiding these traits is necessary. In fact, it could be argued that to avoid it is still acknowledgement of the stereotype.
     
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    I wouldn't think it would matter if it is thought of as a stereotype of not. Actively avoiding the stereotype might make the story seem to Politically correct.
     
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    I don't think it's stereotyping.
     
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    Stereotyping is typing with both hands at the same time...

    ..sorry.
     
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    I've met more than one elderly, black blues musician. I don't think there is anything stereotypical about that, if that's what you're worried about.
     
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    If it's a stereotype, it's one of the nicer ones. ;)

    But seriously, don't worry about it. You could even lampshade the whole thing if you wanted.
     

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