Here is one of the main characters from Baja Clavius Book 5: A Blood Moon Rising. This character’s name is Thomas Burke. He is the director of the top-secret time travel agency situated on the moon beneath the crater Clavius. He is one of my main characters created for my original illustrated story known as Baja Clavius Book 5: Moon Men Deep Inside. Learn more at the Baja Clavius website.
I portray Black men in my works on a consistent basis. I am white.
So, why do I depict Black men so favorably?
Take a look at what I recently posted—this commentary—about my choice to depict young, masculine men of various ethnic groups:
If you’re thinking “I prefer white guys” when you see the images of the Baja Clavius characters, your are incorrect in how you express yourself.
You can correctly say “I prefer Pepperoni pizza and dislike all the rest.” But, whenever you say I prefer white guys, you are expressing to the world one simple truth: YOU ARE BEING RACIST.
If you do not prefer to read queer sci-fi stories or view images of gay male characters who are other than all-white, I am asking you to leave right now.
I choose diversity and inclusion. This means I do not hang out with people who are racists or who exhibit racist behaviors or speech.
If you want to help me get others to see the work that I do, I asks you to share word of my work online in your own words with other men who are like you. Thank you so much.