people always turn things into race issues. like i love mike, he is a fantastic character but he definitely isn’t my favorite. it’s not because he is black or because he isn’t white or anything like that, it’s because i dont relate to him and that he wasn’t a main character (ive only watched the movie) in the movie so we didnt learn about him. how can he be my favorite when we didnt learn much about him? idk its annoying that people assume its because he is black, when thats not why..
it is a race issue at some level tho…. like yeah i dont think people are looking at mike and saying “this character is black. i will ignore him because i hate black people” but white people are taught their whole lives they cant relate to black characters/other non-black characters of color the same way they can to white characters because theyre “too different” from them and we’re taught that race is the ultimate divide and you cant identify with someone outside your race. like its just a fact. there are also other factors that make mike’s erasure a “race thing” but this is the main one.
so yes, it is actually a race thing. erasure of ANY character of color is a race thing.