that is some white nonsense

One day after Jack comes out, a misguided news source pushes some white nonsense article about the “new B and JZ of the hockey world” implying that Bitty and Jack are new Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Of course there’s a lot outrage, memes, and angry fans. Then sometime just after it happens Bitty tweets something along the lines of:

“Y’all need to stop scaring me, I thought something happened.Thank you but no thank you. There will only ever be one Beyoncé and Jay-Z.” 

Then Bitty and Jack go ahead and mass like and retweet a bunch of angry memes and tweets detailing why the comparison is flat out inappropriate.

Okay, but, like, even if there is a secret 4th episode is it even worth it?

Is it really worth it to make such a loyal fanbase sit down through a frankly lacking season 4 and even further some nonsense white cishet mediocre porno just in the hopes for it?

That’s just a really shitty thing to do, especially considering the fact that they only make three one hour episodes every 2-3 years. At this point I don’t know if I even want there to be a 4th episode bc I know that the entire fandom will flock to watch it and the ratings will be high and Moftiss will be patting themselves on the back saying what geniuses they are. That thought pisses me off considering what a huge disappointment s4 was and how they have done nothing and said nothing even though the majority of the fanbase have been royally let down. 

Idk, I’ve given like seven years of my life to this fandom and it wasn’t for this ending, let me tell you.

u ready for some white people nonsense

i have a pathetically low spicy food tolerance but my roommates have been slowly coaxing me out of that comfort zone (i voluntarily ate jalapenos today even tho I guzzled milk simultaneously) and

i’m all pleasantly warm inside for ages afterward?? is this a secret that’s been kept from me or is that only happening because this is such an infrequent venture

So I was having a convo with @grumpytrans​ how I do, and the topic of J.K. and Black Hermione came up. And I’m an advocate for POC leads and been waiting for this day since I saw the movie and Emma Watson’s face.

But I was also waiting for the white complaints and nonsense that would erupt as some form of backlash whining about this. So let’s be clear on how much better it is that Hermione is a black girl wizard.

1. That whole ‘mudblood’ issue is so easy to relate to underlying and overt racism in a community that is already separated from “normalcy”. The hierarchical structure of the wizardry lines in Harry Potter isn’t difficult to compare to the belief of blue-blood, pure whites in our normal reality because, wow… real life issues can be incorporated into fantasy. Draco’s exchange with Hermione in the first novel calling her a “filthy mudblood” is not only a diss against her being non-pure, but for being a black or biracial girl because, hey, wow, MUDBLOOD makes sense with skin color/ethnicity too!

2. Hermione, like J.K. Rowling states in her tweet, is canonically characterized as having brown eyes and frizzy hair- which she sometimes plaited. She was a young girl with a clever mind who was targeted by others for her heritage. Hm. I wonder what that sounds like oh yeah, a black experience. Consistently throughout the first four books she’s referred to as a girl “with lots of bushy brown hair and large front teeth”,  a “long-molared mudblood,” “a chipmunk”.  This only becomes so much more important to recognize Hermione as POC when she changes in Goblet of Fire.

But she didn’t look like Hermoine at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently somehow – or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back. She was also smiling – rather nervously, it was true – but the reduction in the size of her front teeth was more noticeable than ever; Harry couldn’t understand how he hadn’t spotted it before.

listen y’all. This is a 14,15 year old girl who has been constantly mocked or characterized for features people usually referred to as a negative that is suddenly seen very differently because of two distinct changes. Hair. Teeth.
The significance of this hit me really hard because I related to Hermione and felt a sense of connection with her because she was black, even when I was a little kid, even when I watched the movies, I still saw her as black! Now that I’m older, the Yule Ball clearly marked a turning point where Hermione was comfortable with her appearance but the response was clearly ingrained racism rearing its head in appreciation at the appearance of a eurocentric beauty standard. That Hermione is suddenly described as beautiful and elegant because of that is such a black identifier. And the disappointment when she returns to her “bushy hair” because the upkeep was too much? Come on. Really? 

And to add to a point to shoot down, I’ve peeped and felt the comments about black people in England in the 80s and 90s and how, oh, well, Hermione was never described or explicitly stated as black and well ya know in rural places like where Hogwarts would be, and magic in mythology with white races

shut your ass.

3. England has a high density of ethnic people living there. London especially! Do you know how many Caribbean, West-Indian, and African populations there are in that city alone, not to mention spread out! Time has only increased this if anything! I’m so sick of people thinking it’s impossible for black people to have existed in large numbers in Hogwarts, in the late 90s, in the UK. Read a census, fam. And there is so much magic and supernatural forces linked with ethnic cultures, I don’t understand this white-hogging of magic. Y’all up in here disrespecting spirits when so many other cultures and religions are based on respecting them. Only makes more sense for wizards and witches to exist that are, hardy har har, not white.

tldr;; Hermione is black, I bathe in white tears. (and don’t even get me started on the other characters, or the cases of sexuality and gender in hp… don’t…)

Happy #Blackout day, y’all.