ok, so today at the daycare that i volunteer at it was ‘princess and superhero’ day and this little boy walked in in this sparkling blue dress and my favorite thing is that none of the kids reacted at all, they just told him he looked pretty and went on with their day and that is why children are better than adultsthis made my day
Say what you want about avatar, but at least it has multiple examples of the avatar being women and PoC, unlike a certain other show with a reincarnating character who somehow is always a white guy.
Imagine Cecil being a completely cliché boyfriend and wanting to propose with the whole ring in a champagne glass but instead of champagne it’s a highly corrosive liquid in an Erlenmeyer flask and Cecil just drops the ring in and iT FUCKING EXPLODES AND HE JUST YELLS ‘MARRY ME’
May the force be ever in your favor, Harry.
Now that’s a crossover I’d be into
The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.