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Seeing Beyond Stereotypes [Michele L. Simms-Burton]

All Levels | In crafting literary works that involve characters from diverse communities, the writer must work to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes. One way to do this is to practice seeing diverse people in their full humanity. In this course, we will examine examples of writing that successfully present unique, fully drawn, non-stereotypical characters. We’ll also look at portraiture of diverse people and, through discussion and writing, we’ll put into practice what we’ve learned to write beyond stereotypes.