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The lazy, white supremacist trope in fantasy writing where nonhuman races represent nonwhite humans has a name now: Tolkien Minorities.

That is all.

@yuduki Yup, and Gandalf is an idealized white guy, too. Right now my test is: would white fandom freak out if a person of colour were cast to play this character? If the answer is yes, then the character's in-story race isn't supposed to be a stand-in for non-whiteness.

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