Reminder that colorism is not going to be fixed simply by telling the darkest skinned people they are beautiful. That’s nice but that doesn’t do anything to acknowledge the bullshit in the world that contributes to why they are treated like they are not. We need to say “you are beautiful, but also there’s a real systemic problem caused by white supremacy and (if applicable) antiblackness that is the source of why you don’t feel beautiful. It’s unfair and it’s wrong and I am going to do what I can about it, aside from complimenting you.”
One thing that bothers me with fanon is when people dumb Keith down. Like, this is a kid who was considered the best pilot of his generation at a military/space place; NASA's people are some of the smartest on the planet and the Garrison is so similar to them! But yet everyone think's he's not as smart as some of the other characters simply because he's more aggressive or because he didn't get the team chant Lance made.