we have three distinct races in this fantasy story: white people, dwarves: who are sort of like… short white people, and elves: slightly taller-than-average white people with pointy ears
Ah yes, because culture and uniqueness in a species is totally determined by what color they are. Hence why the SINGLE MOST CREATIVE THING EVER are aliens that looks and act human in every way but are green.
ok, dude, chill. the original post isn’t saying “slap some more colors on those bland and poorly-thought-out species! that’ll give the story some life”. they’re saying that the fact that all these supposedly different fantasy races are usually just slight variations on humans, and on top of that they’re also all white, shows that people aren’t putting any thought into actually coming up with fantasy races for their stories.
but seriously, if you’re here to defend writers for making all their characters some kinda white folks, like. why? is that a stance that needs defending? really? like, do you want to check and make sure? i think you may be mistaken