do you have those shows that you just pretend got cancelled after a certain season/episode and any following episodes just never existed in the first place?
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
- accept that you’re going to fuck up. it’s unavoidable and inevitable, when you’re writing about such a diverse group that you do not have experience as. there’s going to be things you don’t know, thing you overlook. (making mistakes is a part of writing and drawing anyway.)
- when you do fuck up, and someone points it out, be graceful and grateful. acknowledge your mistake, ask how you can fix it, and then do it.
- please don’t whine about how hard it is to write [x] characters. if it’s hard for you to write them, imagine how [x] fans feel, growing up with media that for the most part doesn’t have people like them!
- the key to writing diversity is not to have just one [x] character. it’s to have multiple [x] characters with different personalities and backgrounds and appearances. that’s how you (somewhat) avoid stereotypes and create real people.
- realize that when writing [x] characters, you do not always have to write about [race, gender, whatever] as a social issue. there’s a lot to be said for power, wish fulfillment, and escapist fantasies - which marginalized groups are often excluded from in mainstream media.
- if you get a significant amount of attention and fans, amplify the voices of people from [x] group. promote articles and blogs run by [x] people, promote art from [x] people. your voice as someone who is not [x] will be prioritized over that of someone who actually is [x] - so try to make up for that unfairness as much as you can.
- recognize that you owe a lot to [x] people, particularly fans and critics of your work as well as those who have written about writing or drawing [x] characters. they have insight you often do not, and educating you takes up their time and energy, time and energy which they could have spent doing something else. once again, be grateful.
- and if you’re not writing or drawing [x] characters… ask yourself why.
This post is the best because honestly I think about this a LOT whenever I sit down to work out a new comic idea. I’m a cis het white female, so I’m pretty privileged in a lot of ways, and I’m constantly having to go back over my characters and be like “does the main character of this story HAVE to be a white girl, or am I just doing that because that’s what I best relate to? How does this story change if the characters race changes? Or gender? Does it have to change the story at all? Can this character be asexual? Will it make any difference in the story or is it just something that’s unquestioned? Why?” and so on. Because I look at media and see that there is a lack of POC in lead roles, or different genders and sexualities being portrayed correctly and while I question “am I the right person to be trying to make a difference in that?” the answer I pretty much always give myself is “why the fuck shouldn’t I try?” because if I fuck it up I know someone will call me out on it, and I’ll be able to fix what I did wrong. So. Yeah. I think about this a lot.