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Thread: Is my premise racist?

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    Poet More Often Than Not Heather Lazarus's Avatar
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    Is my premise racist?

    I'm writing a mystery novel which will take place in California. I'm planning to have the murder be related to a drug ring connected to a school. I have a white MC. I'm worried that if my criminals are PoC, I will offend some readers. The last post I saw here was in 2017, and I have to admit that I feel the climate has changed since then... This might seem like I'm being rather obtuse, but since I don't live in the United States, I really am a little blind to the present realities...
    Can anyone give me any advice?
    Last edited by Heather Lazarus; 02-28-2019 at 10:02 PM.

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