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A thought on fantasy racism
So, I was thinking about the state of racial roleplaying in Achaea, more specifically, the conflict side of it. The general opinion I have heard seem to be that because of rebirth, race is kind of meaningless. But if you think about it, wouldn't that validate racism more? The other races are clearly inferior, and you can't even say that they couldn't help it. They could always choose to become your character's race.
I think this would also make sense in some factions. We no longer have autoclass, but some classes still seem to associate with a certain House. For example, a militaristic House could discriminate against non-Rajamalans, because Rajamalas are PvP gods or whatever.
The fact that race can be changed relatively easily could also mean that some cities could ban an entire species from being their citizens, as well. We already ban classes anyways, why not ban those filty elves/midgets/trolls/etc.?