|—||Renowned Comic Book Author Brian Michael Bendis, when the writers themselves are calling you out on your bullshit.|
— Darek Zabrocki
Wait, wait, wait, I have an amazing new idea. How about we fix the American school system.
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
If there were as many POC heroes as there were villains, this wouldn’t be such a problem. Yes, Lucy is only one film but when this happens, film after film, with no POC heroes/heroines to make up for it, it’s a problem to me. This isn’t just about how white people see POC on screen, it’s also about how POC see themselves portrayed on screen.
"It’s also about how POC see themselves portrayed on screen."
This is something a lot of people who make apologies and excuses for the utter lack of diversity in our media often forget. There are issues of racism involved, but it almost feels as if the detractors are more interested in proving their innocence and moral superiority, rather than actually considering that the problems of leaving out/villifying entire groups of people are actually fucking hurtful and damaging.
As opposed to admitting that what this is happening is hurting other people, they’d rather deny that a problem even exists.
This makes my head hurt and (simultaneously) reminds me why I left Facebook. Here. Share my pain.
Bronies need to be stopped.
reblog if you blog about dungeons and dragons
Does Pathfinder count?
Pathfinder and some D&D.
D&D with past Pathfinder posts
The white children are hesitant and some attempt to quiz me or insist that I’m not ‘right’ or ‘real’. They are repeating what they have been told and what they have seen all their lives. I explain that Batman believes that anyone can be a hero if they are a good person and work hard, no matter what they look like. So of course Batgirl and Robin can be Black or Chinese or Spanish or anything, because that doesn’t change who they are.
The kids accept this and by the end of the event we’re all holding hands and talking about video games. I think representation is more important than ‘accuracy’ and I won’t be involved with an organization that doesn’t agree with that.
Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)
Jay Justice is more Batgirl than anyone I know.