I recently came across an article (I can't remember where, for the life of me!) about the domination of white people in stories. Most of the characters in every world seem to be predominantly white, with black people being a noticeable minority. It explained in the article how you come across black characters in the book and they're very specific, or serve a specific purpose. Usually, these would be nomad tribes or somewhat less dignified lords and ladies. Think Nasuada, in the Eragon books. They also tackled the issue of 'white washing' characters so that really, all they have is different skin colour but basically the same characteristics as white people. In almost every world, we seemed to encounter what was 'European' societies mostly, as the predominant population. Looking back, I hardly remember any MC that wasn't white or just ... Asian at most, or something. And it had never caught my attention until now. I also read something a friend of mine wrote about this (she's black) and about how she too, feels there is discrimination towards non-white MCs, and how she has had to white wash much of her work for it to be more accepted. How do you guys feel about this?