White privilege is to be able to quote Martin Luther King Jr. (only certain parts, of course) in order to silence people of color. To use his legacy as an excuse to treat people like crap, because dammit, we’re all “equal” (but some are more equal than others, right) now and blah people should stop complaining! And yet there’s silence when its time to recall the struggle and hatred he worked so hard against.
Newsflash: Non violent resistance is still resistance, and he didn’t work so that you can maintain your privilege at any cost, mm’kay?
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Racebent LotR: The Elves
Lord Elrond of Rivendell—Peter Mensah
Arwen Undómiel—Estella Daniels
Lord Celeborn—Daniel Dae Kim
Lady Galadriel—Indira Varma
Legolas Thranduillion—Jesse Williams
Haldir of the Galadhrim—Paolo Montalban
I’m here for all of this. ESPECIALLY Arwen.
This doesnt make any fucking sense stop it.
I know you people are obsessed with having PoC in everything but thats not the setting of the books.
For fucks sake.
“stop it”? “i know you people are obsessed with having poc in everything”? could you be any more… wow, whats the word im looking for… ignorant is too cliche. dense? daft? i dont know, but obviously you have never experienced a lack of representation in the media. obviously you have no clue what its like to grow up and rarely see people who look like you and are set in a positive light. i reckon youve hardly even entertained the thought, otherwise youd have a fucking lick of compassion for poc representation. you would be more open to even the idea, literally the harmless fancasting of poc for a book written by an incredibly privileged white guy in the 30’s/40’s. (not to mention racist, which- surprise! is what makes this so refreshing.)
is a socially outdated books adaptation more important than considering being inclusive to all races of actors? what, would that ruin the story? taint it for you? NO, and if it did youd just straight up be a fucking racist and not just an ignorant kid. is it more important to have white elves, white dwarves, white hobbits, white COMPLETELY NORMAL FANTASY HUMAN BEINGS than any kind of poc- for the sake of the MILLIONS of poc (most importantly, children) who see these movies? (i’m talking about the “good guys” here, don’t even get me started on how the only poc in the books were INHERENTLY EVIL.)
of course it isnt. so you stop, and consider what threatens you so much about this that you had to go and say something so fucking stupid. or just get mad and unfollow me, that works too. bottom line: if the movie adaptations had gone the route of this post and cast at least one LotR race with poc, the movies would have tenfolded the cultural relevance and significance of the story in comparison to those precious books. oh yeah, baby. i went there.
THE LAST AIRBENDER HAD WHITE PEOPLE IT DID NOT STICK TO THE CARTOONS. And all these white people came up with 10000000000 excuses.
POC can’t be in your fantasy worlds and we can’t be in ours either? Fuck that and fuck you.
White people ain’t got shit to complain about for movies.
NOT A DAMN THING
White privilege is inserting yourself into narratives you weren’t even in
After Seven Years, Dutch Diplomat Couple Returns their Adopted Korean Daughter
Raymond Poeteray, vice consul at the Dutch Consulate General in Hong Kong, and his wife, Meta, adopted baby “Jade” from South Korea in 2000 at the age of four months. The couple believed themselves to be infertile at the time.
The diplomat’s wife subsequently conceived two biological children. The couple then left their eight-year-old adopted daughter in foster care, claiming she was never able to integrate into their family, and that “it was difficult to raise her because of culture shock.”
Upon the child’s abandonment in Hong Kong, officials discovered that the parents never registered the child as a citizen or even a resident, and she had no legal status or protection under the Dutch, Hong Kong, or Korean governments.
Oh poor baby. :( That is just so fucked up. Fucking white people.
and this is why white people should be stringently watched when adopting PoC babbies.
This couple was also in the news earlier this year accused of espionage which…I can’t say I’m shocked actually to find out that they are morally bankrupt.
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