"I would rather see a white male protagonist with a murderer who killed the white dudes family than see him with a Black woman"
"Black women just need to stay single and alone so I can see my two favorite white dudes fuck"
"I dont care about the rape and torture of a Black woman in the narrative…
"But the white male protagonist shouldnt be attracted to the Black woman cus THERES A WHITE WOMAN HE COULD BE WITH INSTEAD!"
"The Black woman just needs to be single because having love would ‘diminish her character.’ Wait, lemme fawn over the love octagon the white woman is getting tho"
"Oh the Black woman is being emotionally abused by the protagonist? Thats what she gets for not being a white woman."
"Black women are a threat to the ‘queer relationship’ between my two favorite white guys."
"NOT ALL OF WHITE FANDOM!"
"The black female character is just useless. She didnt do anything despite saving the world."
"I only liked the black female character when she wasnt a threat to my two white folks ship anymore"
"But Black women should have only been slaves in the Medieval times! Not Queens!"
"How dare a black guy be a knight!"
"You cant make this character Black! They are supposed to represent a UNIVERSAL group!"
"I just cant see this character as Black because the book described the character as innocent, ya know?"
"I didnt feel bad when the Black character got killed in a horrific way. But I’m not racist tho."
"Well who cares that the book said the character was black from an all black neighborhood and surrounded by black people. The best actors for the job were chosen!"
"WHY IS A MAJOR CHARACTER BLACK? IF THEY MADE A MOVIE IN AFRICA ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE EVERYONE WOULD BE MAD!"
"I WILL NEVER EVER SHIP THIS BLACK WOMAN CUS MY TWO FAVORITE WHITE BOYS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SHOUKD BE FUCKING!"
"So what if we’ve ignored the moc main character all this time! The black woman was MEAN TO HIM AND SO SHE DESERVES TO DIE!"
"Its homophobic to have a black woman in a relationship with one of the main white male characters."
"She is lazy and never does anything and doesn’t deserve her spot"
"I dont see how the white male lead could be attracted to her black woman self. He should be with the white woman who caused the world to end, almost killed him and tortured his family. Shes a better choice."
"I used to love this Black woman when she was an emotionless Mammy to the white folks but then she started having feelings and actually had a relationship with one of the main white male characters and that’s just not how this is supposed to work"
"But why is this black woman crying when someone she cares about is dying? Ugh, she’s so whiny"
"See, the white woman was such a better role model despite doing nothing the whole time!"
"But I just see the Black woman as a sister/mentor/anything other than a woman in a sexual relationship with teh main white male character"
"But they are married despite the fact that death has already parted them and thus their wedding vows are null and void"
"I’m sorry, I just can’t accept the black female lead as a suitable love interest because black women need to be strong and independent and devoid of any sort of sexual interest okay!"
Ah, the classics.
Confidence goals: Kanye West
Attitude goals: Rihanna
Money goals: Beyonce
Privilege goals: Darren Wilson
…so your goal is to rise to a place where you can spy a black kid, decide you don’t like the look of him, shoot him dead while he’s surrendering to you and call this doing your job; to not even have to avoid arrest because nobody’s trying to arrest you while you’re on paid leave; and to have your friends rustle up a cool half-million dollars for your trouble because they appreciate the work you do so much? that’s the kind of privilege you aspire towards?
here are not human words for how unacceptable this is
i hope the internet crucifies you
WOW okay I thought it would be immediately and universally understood that this post was bitter sarcasm, but to clarify, I reblogged this post as a reaction to all the OTHER WHITE PEOPLE I saw reblogging this post, because I was immediately reminded of Nic Harris’ tweet that “everyone wants to be black until it’s time to be black.”
I reblogged this as a reminder TO MYSELF that emulating black idols does not absolve me of the social responsibility, as a white person, for examining and understanding my own privilege and how my actions and inactions and ignorances can perpetuate social harm.
I’m absolutely appalled that you, amazonpoodle, would think I meant this post in sincerity, and all I can say is that was the furthest thing from my intent, and I apologize for not explaining immediately what my thought process was so that you would have more context, and I apologize for making you think that I as a white person would sincerely wish Darren Wilson’s level of “privilege” on any human being, and I am so, so so sorry that I made you feel like that.
i don’t know how to even begin breaking this down for you, is the thing.
i doubt anybody thinks you actually aspire to be like darren wilson? but like. that is the joke you made. on a post written by a black person about exceptional black people. it is not a joke anybody should be making, but it is especially not a joke somebody who is not black should be making.
because the thing that is not a joke — the thing you totally failed to examine and understand — is that you ALREADY HAVE the privilege that darren wilson has. goal reached. achievement unlocked. another thing you failed to examine and understand is that when you are white, and in possession of all that privilege, black people have zero reason to give you the benefit of the doubt for the dumb racist shit you say. so when you say a ~bitter ~sarcastic non sequitur thing about race, you don’t get to assume people will understand or even be interested in whatever your white thought process was.
"context" does not make this better. you took this post that was neither for nor about you, and in your attempt to make it about you, you said a really gross thing and thought it was good. (like. how. how did you not raise any maybe-i-oughtn’t red flags in your own brain. rhetorical question. the answer is:) you are all those OTHER WHITE PEOPLE you side-eye. you. bookshop.
honestly, something like “quick reminder to myself and o.w.p.: [link to/embed of that tweet]” would have been a much, much less offensive original reblog. here is my teaching moment. make it a learning moment.
This is what happens when white folk get too comfortable in their title as “ally”. Never forget that you are white, no matter how often you support communities of color in their struggle. No matter if you aren’t one of the blatant racists. You’re white and you have white privilege. Never forget and never let yourself think that you “aren’t like those other white people” as a way to somehow place yourself on some type of pedestal.
lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED
carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????
get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags
there were like 90000 smug articles/posts/etc about how iron man was gonna bomb in 2008 because no one cares about iron man. marvel changed the narrative with entertaining movies and good advertising. they could easily do that for movies helmed by women/poc; they choose not to.
Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims
1. Criminalizing Blackness in America
2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares”
3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death
4. The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)
This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe
If you get on that post and you say the same trite shit of like “Martha’s storyline was okay but i just never liked her idk why.”
It’s probably because you’re racist. Pro tip.