A PSA to the Voltron Fandom:
Since a lot of you don’t seem to get this, as an Eastern Asian, I’m going to lay it out for you.
Being pale skinned does not mean you’re white.
Saying a character is pale skinned is not “erasing their ethnicity”
(Anyways ethnicity is more than just a skin color so…)
And POC is not a scale.
You are not more POC for being dark skinned.
You are more oppressed for being dark skinned.
You are not less POC for being light skinned.
You are less oppressed for being light skinned.
You all take the definition way too seriously.
POC is a group of people, one you all clearly don’t understand.
A diagram, for those who do not understand:
(Note: This is true for the most part, although the individuals ethnicity/etc. may cause oppression to vary)
- Pale Skin =/= White
- Pale Skin = Favoritism
Using this you this equation you can clearly figure out why ships between two pale skinned characters would be more popular.
This is not to say pale skinned poc do not face oppression, however, for the most part, it is to a much lesser extent.
Anyways if you’re white and think you are “defending” us, please stop, you’re colorism is showing, and don’t you dare even compare our oppression to what some other people face.