The essay hangs its narrative around the transformation of Ursula K. Leguin's Earthsea stories into whitewash when they were made into a movie. The characters were all shifted towards the white end of the scale, the author says.
But I can't judge that because I never noticed that the characters were anything but white, and I reread most of those books in the last year. I knew I was white ... you know, in the pejorative sense of someone clueless about the issues involved in color ... but I didn't know I was that white.
I'm not saying I thought the characters were white. I just wasn't conscious of their race. And to some degree LeGuin did that on purpose (here are her comments on the situation). But you know, only whites get to ignore race. I hate to realize I did that.
Which isn't to say that you shouldn't read LeGuin. If you haven't, drop the blog right now and get to your library.