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Things I Should Be Doing
- so many
Things I Am Not Currently Doing
- any of that
love watching terrible people out themselves as actually terrible
"Also, to clarify, I think you are a great artist as are many of the people that have taken up this [cause], but I guess I don’t see why you’re wasting your time doing this when you could be effective more substantive changes on more important things. If this really means something to you, please don’t let it become a meme.”
I’m not going to directly link the racist pissbaby who sent this, but let me say this:
There are few things more important to me than representation and inclusion of POC in popular media. Media influences literally every aspect of our lives and the lack of representation perpetuates the popular, internalized, grossly unchallenged notion that white is the default and all other colors and cultures are abnormal, that darker skin isn’t “pretty,” that other races aren’t intelligent or interesting enough to be the hero.
I am one person, I cannot change the world alone, but I will do what I can to make something I enjoy (WoW) more diverse and inclusive. True there is no africa, no america, no india, no china, no pacific islands, etc. in Azeroth, but that does not mean darker skinned characters cannot or should not exist.
Why are people so content with a mostly-white Azeroth? Because mostly-white is what they’re comfortable with, because that’s all they see in media. Exclusion should not be comfortable and should not be tolerated.
Darker skinned people need to be more visible in our media including our imaginary fantasy worlds.
If you don’t think that isn’t hugely important, keep your pure white dreams to yourself please.
"Dwarves and elves and dragons are appropriate for my fictional fantasy but god forbid non-white coded people exist as anything other than orcs and trolls"
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