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Overrepresented majority

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Underrepresented can imply that the group can do more to represent themselves.

Meanwhile, the overrepresented majority is usually the group that possesses the power to influence which groups are majoritised (and subsequently receive power) and which groups are minoritised.

When using any term for a group, it’s important to contextualise it into people. So, for example, “people from the overrepresented majority are less likely to be affected by this change”

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There’s also a large grey area between an Offensive Stereotype and “thing that can be misconstrued as a stereotype if one uses a particularly reductive lens of interpretation that the text itself is not endorsing”

And at the end of the day it all boils down to how people see marginalized characters as Representation™ first and narrative tools created to tell good stories later, if at all. White/ straight characters get to be evaluated on how entertaining and tridimensional they are, whereas minority characters get to be evaluated on how well they’d fit into an after school special. Fuck this shit.

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See also:

Stock Photos of Disabled People

Stock photos of Black people

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Together with News Deeply, our design research team put together a set of guiding principles and exercises. These help designers address skewed perspectives in order to create thoughtful, inclusive work.

Our tool, Another Lens, poses a set of questions to help you balance your bias, consider the opposite, and embrace a growth mindset.