i really love it when mixed race actors play characters who acknowledge they’re mixed (even if they have physical traits that don’t make their heritage obvious) like i love in parks and rec that april speaks spanish and talks about being puerto rican, i love how rainbow in blackish struggles with her biracial identity, i love how koen in cleverman feels disconnected from his people because his mother is white and vanessa hudgens’ character in powerless is also half Filipino - i love that this is happening more and more because growing up as mixed, so often you see mixed people in media and they’re portrayed as one or the other and its so important we create media that doesn’t encourage internalized racism and encourages mixed kids to accept their identities are both whole and multifaceted i just hope we see more mixed representation for mixed poc as well as poc mixed with white
(Alec explaining why the Clave would choose the straight white dude over him to be head of the institute). This line is so well written because it shows that Alec is victim of both racism and homophobia. Racism will be the main topic of the episode, so Alec could just say “I’m dating a downworlder”, but that wouldn’t be enough. Because it’s not just racism, it’s homophobia, it’s double prejudice, so it was important to state Alec is dating a guy. It’s the fact Alec is in a mixed race relationship, and the fact it’s an homosexual relationship. So relatable to a lot of people. Important line.