I'm writing a fantasy and it has a huge (absolutely extra) amount of characters and I want them to be incredibly diverse. But not just for show. I want to be able to write these characters in the best way that I can. The only issue is that I have almost no experience with different cultures. I'm white and I come from a super southern area with almost no diversity at all. I don't want to be offensive or make them seem like minority bait. I'm almost completely sure that I'm being a tad bit overdramatic about it. Some of my questions are- How to express minorities in a world that is 100% fantasy and original (all the places are made up and slightly magical. I'm creating the cultures myself). Can I still express their differences in the way I find in our world? What are some good resources for understanding and writing racism? And how do I write it from a view of traitorism instead of their color/culture? What exactly makes a hopefully diverse character a token character instead? Do I sound overdramatic? Is there such a thing as too diverse? I don't think so. But maybe it can seem like I'm overdoing it? This isn't to be taken too seriously. I do want help but maybe I'm just stressing out because I've never written something like this and I have no idea about it. I don't want to seem careless. It's a cast of around 20, three worlds, and magick.