Hi everybody. I am currently writing a fictional story that is set in a different world to ours.
One of my main characters is black. The question I wish to ask is, am I alright to refer to the person as being 'black'.
As Africa nor America exist in the world of my story, if that is not alright to say then what term am I meant to use?
Why assume that this different world divides people up by races, based on skin color? And, why does it have to be black or white? In actuality, white people are transluscent (their skin burns in the sun), and black people are different degrees of opaque. Or, for black, one could be more scientific and use "melanin rich." Just my opinion, since you asked.