Ethnicity in the Naruto world

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For a rather long time, I was wondering why there are no "colored" shinobi, or other "colored" people living in the world of Naruto.

Before starting this discussion, I want to say something small: I am a mix between an white father and black mother and have been grown up by both principles, I can talk with everyone about these sensitive topics. Words as discrimination do not excist for me, because if someone offends me about my background, they just offend themselves really. The last time I wrote this topic I was a little bit ehm... over-enthusiastic D (major excuses for my language and remarks the previous time). For my swearing (F-word etc.) I really have no excuse for, just plain dumb of me.

By making this topic, I want to create a serious discussion without offending anybody, because when I offend someone I actually offend myself.

So, there could be a few reasons why there are no colored people living in the Naruto world, starting with the "money" reason, but also other "political" reasons:
- A comic with white people with blond hair somehow "attracts" more people than a comic with more colored persons and diversity.
- Sensitive reasons: A colored shinobi may look at something what caused harm to the western world, as well as the eastern world, especially when only the eyes are visible (Kakuzu). This is, according to a dutch investigation (in Holland, it is thus not representative for the whole world, but applicable for most european countries), the common view people has towards a certain kind of collored people, and to be rude, Muslims. (Any mod can delete this phrase if not appropriate). I don't mean that all are the same, frankly 10% of all muslim people in the world just screws it up for the rest.

But in my eyes, the adding of colored shinobi or just civilians in the world of naruto should be a good developement in the whole manga world, and generally also for the rest of the comic and tv industry. Here in Holland, were people are very open for other races and very tolerant against it, we had once a discussion about the fact that there are hardly no colored people on tv, or in comic books.

Adding more color in Naruto (or all manga) can help raise the tolerance against other races in this world.
 

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