Earthsea cycle is probably my favorite fantasy series. And I love this question. The answer can be very revealing.Did you read The Wizard of Earthsea? How did you see the characters there?
I feel seen. Half-black, half-white, (so black by the one-drop rule) I pass for latino. In school, sometimes bilingual kids would speak to me in Spanish. Had no idea what they were saying, except by context clues (people reach out a certain way when they want a pen/pencil).Black people have skin that runs the gamut from the barest of tans
I wonder if this is doubly so for white characters. What I mean is that the status quo likely can't be disrupted until we start describing the colors of white characters, otherwise it remains codified as the default value, the thing that is meant by silence.avoiding the use of color descriptors will only preserve the status quo