Hello, Halfway through my current work, I see the need to add a character from a different ethnic background and was wondering if one can successfully craft a character that is not from one's ethnic background. I read all of Sycamore Row of John Grisham and noticed he does a very good job creating believable African-American characters although his characters were based in post-civil rights era. Trying to do the same but struggling a little bit in that department, especially trying to write a modern day middle class AA character who is a witness to a crime and must now run and hide in the projects to protect himself. Any recommendations on how to deal with this issue? NB: This work is not necessarily based on race or race issues. I just want to make sure that he sounds and act within his ethnic group. Thanks.