“Sure, Hitler did terrible things, but you have to admit he was a brilliant man!” I have to do no such thing. He was a shiftless, self-absorbed layabout who found pontificating and rabble-rousing easier than doing actual work. Like many essentially worthless human beings, he…
There are entire communities and social groups and experiences, stories, memories, etc in “white” countries without any white people too.
I long time ago I wrote a high school drama type of serial story about a social group that was mostly East Asian characters and one white character. I based it on my own HS experiences and people I knew. A lot of people liked it. But I showed it to a white friend of mine online, and she said she didn’t like it. I asked why, and she said it was “unrealistic” and racist. I asked why it was racist, and she said because most of the characters were Asian, there was only one white character and he was a side character, and she couldn’t associate with any of the mains because they weren’t white. My response was “turn on the television, welcome to my life.”
She said that was different though. That’s “realistic” and everybody can understand those characters. Even though my story wasn’t really any different except it was Asian people having teen drama, it was “unrealistic” because we all know social groups of Asian people don’t exist, and it’s racist because when you have mostly non-white people in a story, then it’s weird and strange, and white people are the “every person” who everybody can associate with, but non-white people are niche.
…No. You’re just friends with a moron. Stop being friends with them. You already said “A lot of people liked it.” AKA, your empty-headed friend is the typical exception we see to any group of positive feedback. It does not suddenly invalidate everything because one airhead doesn’t understand the concept of ethnicity and culture. I watched Mulan when I was in 3rd grade and didn’t bat an eyelash. I still love it. Point out the white people in that one? Why does everything have to be a race issue? Eliminate the ignorant people from your life, and be happy. (is a white male)
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Don’t worry, we could tell.
Everything has to be a race issue because everything is a race issue. You want to stop hearing about it, work on solving systemic racism.
Riddle me this: Name some media that you consumed as a child or young adult that didn’t involved white characters and WASN’T historical or set in another country and WASN’T about the characters’ races.
There is a dearth of diverse representation in media. That is the point of this post. But thanks for trying to whitesplain it for us.