To make that clear in the story, I feel as though I need to identify several characters by their race (or everyone by their race, really). But I don't want to in part because I really don't know how to go about doing so without essentializing or reducing characters to their race (or even identifying them by something that I personally feel has no say on one's character). What exactly is the best method for introducing the race of a character (any race)?
I honestly don't know...and I'd much rather have an idea on how to go about it before shoving my foot in my mouth.
The comments are yours.