People have given Trevor Noah a hard time ever since he took over The Daily Show, but he totally scored a huge win on last night’s show with Tomi Lahren from The Blaze. While she jabbered on at top speed and bitched about BLM and Colin Kaepernick, Trevor remained calm, collected, poised, and allowed her to hoist herself by her own ignorant petard. As I’ve seen some people point out on Twitter, I don’t think she may fully realize that Trevor is a biracial man from South Africa who had to be zealously protected by his mother because his birth actually violated apartheid laws. He could have easily been killed as a child due to his identity as biracial.
If you haven’t seen the full interview, I urge you to seek it out, it’s remarkable.
Zendaya is getting hate for not being a redhead????
I don’t think people realize how important it is for black girls to see white men fall in love with them on the screen. This is not just about having a diverse cast or biracial couples. It’s not the same as watching black men with white women because white women are still the desired. Often times, with real biracial couples, rarely is the woman brown/black. It is usually the male who is POC dating a white woman. Black girls have just generally grown to feel like they are not desired. So seeing Spider-Man with a black MJ and seeing both Flashes with black Iris’ makes me happier than you could ever know.
“bob is an moc but bellamy is white because the show is whitewashing him”
do you hear yourself? do you?
bob morley is a biracial filipino man (meaning he has one filipino and one white parent)
similarly, bellamy has a white mother and white half-sister
writers have confirmed he’s the same ethnicity as bob
writers have also confirmed that his father is filipino
so what are you saying?
writers words don’t count? then we can consider lexa as bi/pan i guess?
the kid playing him for 30 seconds in a flashback was white? so whiteness is such an overriding possibility that 30 seconds of a white kid negates 3 seasons of an moc?
bellamy has to be fully filipino even though the actor who plays him is biracial? sounds an awful lot like you wanna pass your racism off as white male hate really badly but dont have the logic to back it up
his father hasnt been revealed yet? so biracial people dont exist and the default is white? well we haven’t see the parents of characters played by biracial poc either, like raven and lincoln, so i guess they’re white too?
bob is white passing? maybe you need glasses :)
maybe stop reaching and deal with your racism instead lmao
Wells, Jaha, & Pike seem hated by fandom. I know the writing sucked for them, but I know Black male characters don't get good treatment in writing. I'll add Lincoln to this as a biracial Black man JRoth screwed over. Wells died early, another trope. And then Jaha and Pike were cast as dictators (casting a Black man as a xenophobe, so annoying). I love Bellamy, and now Ilian, but I can't help but think their light-skin biracial privilege makes them liked more than dark-skin CoCs. I'm frustrated.
I didn’t think Wells was hated by fandom? But I’ve definitely spoken out about Jaha and Pike’s treatment before (and often).
I actually…don’t think that Bellamy or Ilian is treated any better than Lincoln/Pike/Jaha to be real.
In regards to Lincoln and Ilian a lot of people who like them only regard them as tools to further Octaylo Ben’s storyline, which is not a good thing.
I think the same goes for Bellamy, some of us do love him for who he is individually, but a lot of the people in the Bellarke fandom who “love” Bellamy only love him as a prop for Bellarke. And then you need to add in all the hate he gets from other sides of the fandom.
So…of the 5 characters listed here, I’d have to say Bellamy is the least liked and that his biracial privilege has actually only made him a target for more assualts (aka: “The white boy who gets away with everything.”)
@50shades-of-blue i mean i can see where mark’s coming from, the guy kinda has been backed into a corner because if he calls felix out he’ll be fucked. but why call him a nazi supporter ??? did he like. say “i support nazis” or something???
why does him being biracial allow ppl to call him white? he’s not white he’s a biracial asian man
i had to experience yaoi hell via seeing if there was a fandom for a manga called cyborg//009. cishet ace inclusionists and mogai allies desexualized 009 in the way yuuri was, treating a biracial poc young man as a small child and too innocent for sex so he had to be aroace. well, when they weren't fetishizing him anyway. it was an intersection of mogai hell and yaoi fans finding ways to excuse being gross.
:/ poor taste of the fandom to do that. hope you’re safe in fandom
The previous year has brought to the headlines images of protest, unrest, questions about race and the reminder that despite the progress made over of the last century, America is far from a whole nation.
Schools have been integrated, the workplace has laws to fight bigotry, the FBI keeps track of hate crimes, a biracial couple can eat Cheerios on a TV commercial, and a biracial man was elected twice to the highest post in the country.
Progress has been made, but as the events of 2014 have reminded us, in many ways as it was, it still remains with many skin-deep issues still lingering under the surface.
Sit-ins at Woolworth lunch counters have been replaced with die-ins in New York’s Grand Central Station. #BlackLivesMatter tweets have replaced “I am a Man” sandwich cards. The national guard in Mississippi has been replaced by the national guard in Missouri.
Through these diptychs, we can measure time and progress. By looking to the past, we glean insights toward the future, perhaps avoiding the pitfalls the next time around. – Shaminder Dulai
You know why they think [Bellamy] is whitewashed? Because he is the hero and he is the love interest. And the norm in the world is that you have to be white to be the hero and the lead’s love interest.
They are literally saying that he is white because he has a good plot and good development which POCs shouldn’t have.
In which @yanagrebenyuk cracked the case of why some fans keep seeing Bellamy as white rather than the biracial Filipino man he is.
If you’ve stepped foot in a comic book store in the past few
years, you’ll have noticed a distinct shift: Superheroes, once almost entirely
white men, have become more diverse. There’s been a biracial Spider-Man, a
Muslim Ms. Marvel, and just last week, Marvel announced that the new Iron Man
will be a teenage African-American girl. Joining this lineup is Kong Kenan, a
Chinese boy who, as part of a reboot of the DC comics universe, is one of four
characters taking up Superman’s mantle.
“Kong Kenan inherits some of Clark Kent’s powers,”
says Gene Yang, one of the writers on DC’s New
Super-Man. “These powers will change him; they’ll change him both
physically and morally.”
If you’ve stepped foot in a comic book store in the past few years,
you’ll have noticed a distinct shift. Superheroes, once almost entirely
white men, have become more diverse.
There’s been a biracial
Spider-Man, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and just last week, Marvel announced
that the new Iron Man will be a teenage African-American girl.
this lineup today is Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy who, as part of a reboot
of the DC comics universe, is one of four characters taking up
“Kong Kenan inherits some of Clark Kent’s powers,” says Gene Yang. He’s one of the writers on DC’s New Super-Man. “These powers will change him; they’ll change him both physically and morally.”
On working different cultural references into the world of Superman
Superheroes in general and Superman in particular is so American —
you know, Superman’s supposed to fight for truth, justice, and the
American way, We wanted to take these values and stick them into a
different cultural context. So we want to show how some of these things
that define the original Superman might be particular to American
culture and some things might be universal.
On why it’s taken so long for superheroes to diversify
think there’s this tension that sits right in the middle of the
superhero genre. It’s a tension between nostalgia and the future.
Superheroes from the beginning have been about the future — you know,
Superman, the first superhero, is known as the Man of Tomorrow — but at
the same time, so much of the appeal of superheroes is nostalgia. You
know, I feel it. I grew up reading superhero comics, so I definitely
feel an attachment to these characters I grew up with. And they’re
largely white, heterosexual males.
On whether those white superheroes resonated with him as a child
Yes, absolutely. I think about it now as an adult, and I wonder if
one of the reasons I was drawn to superheroes is because of this double
life that a lot of them lead, like Clark Kent is also Superman, and he
actually is negotiating between two different cultures, he’s negotiating
between American culture and Kryptonian culture. And I think in a lot
of ways that kind of mirrored the reality I was living in. So even
though they didn’t necessarily look like me, I felt there was something
about that duality they were living that reflected my reality.
On getting backlash for making Superman Chinese
gotten a little bit online — but I definitely think we’ve gotten a lot
more support than we have backlash. Some folks are a little bit cynical
about the current push towards diversity. And I could see that if you
were doing diversity for the sake of diversity. But if you’re using
diversity for the sake of story, I think that’s a really valid,
craft-driven reason. These are not after-school specials, you know what I
mean? They’re just authentic reflections of a three-dimensional
(Stay out of the comments section, though. Yikes.)
I’ve wanted to play around a bit with the AU where Tadashi survives but is severely burned through out his body and is exceedingly aware and self conscious of them, so here is that.
Morning time wasn’t particularly your favorite time of the day, and it never had been. It’d take you typically 30 minutes of lingering in the warm bed before you even contemplated getting up, and you supposed, even now, that hasn’t changed. The morning sun danced into the room in small streams through the cracks in the window pane, causing the room to be tinted a deep scarlet before settling on a lighter red, a small dose of chill hit the bare skin not under the blankets, and the natural, steady breathing of your love subtly shook your body. There was something about the peacefulness that the morning brought you, something you couldn’t describe even if you wanted to. Serenity, you supposed and finally opened your eyes enough to look at the Biracial man you shared a bed with nearly every night.
You could tell by the lift and dropping of his chest that he was still sleeping, which didn’t surprise you as he loved to sleep in. His dark hair framed and dropped on his forehead, his mouth slightly agape while his face was snugged against his left arm. He was facing you, and even in the minimal lighting of the morning, you could still capture the scars that lined the right side of his face, tapering down his slender body. You felt your heart ache as you thought back to that night, seemingly so long ago. Your mind began replaying the moment over and over as the hue in the room brightened with the rising of the sun.
“Don’t you know staring is rude?” Tadashi uttered, his eyes now open slightly as he looked into your eyes. You were unaware of your staring, and unaware of the amount of time you had been staring as you scrambled for an explanation. “Don’t,” He began sitting up, flinching a bit at his sore body, “Just stop.”
“What?” Tadashi snapped softly, dangling his feet over the bed and looking down at his feet as his dark eyes took in the small details of the bedroom, sleep still lingering on his warm body. “You find me beautiful?” You wanted to say yes, because it was true, but you held your tongue and looked at the faded red scars dancing down his back. “I’m not beautiful.” He said and grasped at one of his discarded shirts and began putting it on.
You were fast to move, your fingers coming in contact with the hot skin of Tadashi’s back. He stopped his movement at the touch of your love and swallowed, yours eyes catching the flicker of his jaw clenching. Words were daring, and you weren’t about to ruin the moment that was about to be as you craned your head down and pressed a scorching kiss to his left shoulder. You could physically feel him tense before relaxing, his back arching forward in a silent way of saying that you could continue if you want. His voice broke first, leaking into the air like a sullen song. “I’m sorry, (Name)… I just…”
“Another nightmare…” You said, not asking. Your smooth legs settled around his waist as you cuddled Tadashi’s body from behind, mindlessly placing kisses and running your fingers along the scape of his back. “Don’t trust what the nightmares tell you… You’re beautiful to me…”
“Will I always be…?” His voice wavered with emotions as he craned his head down, almost shamefully.
“Always,” You assured, kissing the nape neck slowly. “and forever.”