Magical Creatures, Race, and Intersectionality
First of all here’s an interesting post that I think might answer some of your question:
In the case of your story, there are a few ways this can go:
If there aren’t humans in this world, you might get not have to explain the intersection between magical creatures and race. They could all just be hated because they are werewolves, not because they are werewolves who happen to be Black or Latino/a or whatever.
If your story still has humans, there may still be a layer of racism with it. There are a lot of stories that use magical creatures as a stand-in race and kind of miss the mark when it comes to intersectionality. If there are still humans in this world, there may be a spectrum of werewolf hatred that intersects with racism.
For example, even though all werewolves are feared in your story, are white werewolves hated less compared to werewolves from other ethnicities? Are there certain stereotypes that are either heightened and/or downplayed because of racial differences among them? For example, would humans in your world attribute more violent tendencies of werewolves based on their race? It’s something to think about.That’s not to say that your story has to even has to address these issues directly, but it’s food for thought.
Yes, I agree! You can actually see a little of this in movies like Blood and Chocolate and the Hobbit trilogy. The white/lighter counterparts are described or treated as special/rare/stronger/better, etc. Altough I don’t think it happened intentionally, I did notice.
~ Mod Alice