gabe is an emotionless man / angry Hispanic jesse is a dirty dumb white guy jack Morrison is a dad abusive mcreyes hana is a child/ gremlin d.va
Jesse not having boundaries and forcing himself on people hanzo abusing people who show him affection
whitewashing poc characters
calling hanzo and genji weebs
Everything that I’ve been reading about today reminded me of something. I really really hate how hard it is to convince even myself of racism. Because I know it exists, along with sexism, and a million other isms. And I know it’s a powerful force that ruins many lives, and tears apart communities. But, as a straight white cis male, I go through almost every day with no reminders that it’s there.
I get pulled over by the police, and my first worry is that this is the first time I’ve been pulled over, and I’m not sure what to do. It’s not that I might get shot if I act wrong. Not that it ended up mattering. It turned out the policeman was actually pulling over the car in front of me, driven by a black man. As far as I know, that was the only variable, given we were both going the same speed. But I’m sure there was a good reason.
I talked to my older brother about his drug arrests, and realized much later that if we were black, he probably wouldn’t be crashing on our couch. He’d be dead, or in prison. Instead, he got a outpatient drug program, and probation. Probation where he was informed weeks ahead of time when the drug tests would be, no less.
In the past few months, those are pretty much the only times I’ve actually noticed racism in my life, and both times were afterthoughts, after things worked out for me. That, I think, is always going to be the great hurdle to overcoming any of these social problems. As long as we’re not confronted with the reality, it’s far too easy to rationalize this away as something that doesn’t happen that often, you’re just making stuff up, no, really… but yes, really, it does exist. Don’t assume millions of people are lying just to prove you wrong. Maybe, just maybe, your life experience is limited. Accept that, and work with it.
I had some dumb white guy with dreadlocks tell me that I shouldn’t say the word “fanny” whilst walking around Hamburg as it might offend feminists. You know what offends feminists? Dumb white guys with dreadlocks telling them what to do.
I overheard a dumb white guy today tell his buddy with righteous indignation that watermelons were bad because they’re not naturally pink. According to this scholar of fleshy fruit, farmers actually just inject pink food-colouring into the melons to make them pink.
So yeah, today was the closest I’ve ever come to killing a man.