The words you put down on power, your characters act and react with meaning, and everything they do, you are responsible for it. You may not like it. You may attempt to ignore it. You may hide behind the defense of ‘it’s just a story’ or ‘I’m just trying to entertain,’ but if every bad guy in your story is African American, for instance, you’re making a statement. Like it or not.
Greg Rucka (via fyeahlilbitoeverything)