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30 Days all in one shot!  Stolen from [ profile] ceciliaj !

Day One: Favorite non-white male lead character

Cambridge from Cambridge by Caryl Phillips

Day Two: Favorite non-white female lead character

Maud Martha from Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks

Day Three: Favorite non-white male supporting character

Wallace Fennel, Veronica Mars

Day Four: Favorite non-white female supporting character

Lane Kim, Gilmore Girls

Day Five: Non-white character you relate to

Lane Kim

Day Six: Favorite non-white male character on a white-driven show

Wallace Fennel

Day Seven: Favorite non-white female character on a white-driven show

Gloria, Modern Family 
(or Lane again--but I'm using her too much, I suppose)

Day Eight: Favorite non-white character in a comedy show

Tom, Parks and Rec;
Troy, Community;
Abed, Community
Gloria, Modern Family

Day Nine: Favorite non-white character in a drama show

Three-way tie of The Wire characters: Omar, Snoop, and Mike

Day Ten: Favorite non-white character in a scifi/supernatural show

Lafayette, True Blood

Day Eleven: Favorite non-white male character who needs more screentime

Wallace Fennel, Veronica Mars
Troy, Community

Day Twelve: Favorite non-white female character who needs more screentime

Shirley, Community

Day Thirteen: Favorite non-white character in a children’s book

Peter from The Snowy Day

Day Foutreen: Favorite non-white character in a YA book

I never really read much YA... oooh!  Claudia from Babysitter's Club.

Day Fifteen: Favorite non-white character in a fiction book

I already said Cambridge and Maud Martha, so let's go with... Nnu Ego from The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emechetta
Oh! Wait!  Silly me.  The correct answer is Esperanza (aka Ze Ze the X) from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Day Sixteen: Favorite non-white character in an action movie

Marcellus Wallace, Pulp Fiction

Day Seventeen: Favorite non-white character in a comedy movie

Smokey (Chris Tucker), Friday;
Mike (Mos Def), Be Kind Rewind;
Alma, Be Kind Rewind;
Seaweed (Elijah Kelley), Hairspray--the 2007 version, even though in general, I prefer anything by John Waters to anything not by John Waters--but Elijah Kelley is just UH-MAY-ZING. 
The Jesus, The Big Lebowski

Day Eighteen: Favorite non-white character in a drama movie

Paul (Will Smith), Six Degrees of Separation
Solomon Vandy, Blood Diamond

Day Nineteen: Favorite non-white character in a sci-fi movie

Zoe, Serenity

Day Twenty: Favorite non-white character in an animated show

Akane Tendo, Ranma 1/2

Day Twenty-One: Favorite non-white character in an animated movie

Kung Fu Panda--pick a character. 

Day Twenty-Two: Favorite non-white male mythological character

I don't  know.  Gilgamesh?

Day Twenty-Three: Favorite non-white female mythological character

Uh... Esther?  Of the Bible?  Does that count?  I'm not up on my non-Western mythology. 

Day Twenty-Four: Favorite non-white male character from literature (pre-20th century)

Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Day Twenty-Five: Favorite non-white female character from literature (pre-20th century)

Janet Miller, The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Chestnutt

Day Twenty-Six: Favorite non-white friendship


Day Twenty-Seven: Favorite non-white pairing

Because I always want to watch love destroy:
Ixchel and Chaq of "One Holy Night" from Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros
Velutha and Ammu of The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy
Estha and Rahel also of The God of Small Things

Day Twenty-Eight: A non-white male fic rec


Day Twenty-Nine: A non-white female fic rec


Day Thirty: Anything you like

Anything I like? How 'bout 20 things I like and 1 thing I hate? 

Well, these are random characters, books, stories, plays, authors, and poets that I like:

1. The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy
2. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
3. Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
4. Cambridge by Caryl Phillips
5. Anything by Sandra Cisneros, but especially Woman Hollering Creek
6. Rita Dove's poetry, especially "Cameos"
7. Character: Salim from Slumdog Millionaire, because while that movie had more issues than you can shake a stick at, Salim was amazing.  That character was perfect. 
8. Movie: Salaam Bombay; Character: Krishna--he'll break your heart. 
9. Movie (Documentary): Born into Brothels
10. The Earth, Fire, Water trilogy by director Deepa Mehta
11. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
12. Grass Soup by Zhang Xianliang
13. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
14. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
15. The Flying Dutchman by Amari Baraka
16. Junot Diaz--Drown and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
17. Bed by Tao Lin
18. Almost anything by Dagoberto Gilb
19. Mrs. Kim/Lane's relationship in Gilmore Girls--they never fail to crack open my cold, black heart.
20. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

One thing I de-recommend:
The Bone People by Keri Hulme.  This is maybe the worst book I've ever slogged through 600 pages for.  It's a mess.  About Maoris.  A Maori mess.  


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