ok even though nobody asked I’m still gonna say why I think Jyn is Asian because it’s important to me. When I first heard of the character, before I knew anything about the film, I was so excited because Jyn sounds just like a traditional Chinese surname, Jin, which is also one of my names. I hoped I could relate to her more than Leia, a morally clear princess as in actual space royalty, destined to be a hero. Jyn was supposed to be a person raised from the ground up whose path was divided between submission and a tough fight against oppression.
After I saw the film, this became even more important to me. I loved all the diverse male leads, but it really let me down as a woman. I couldn’t relate to a white actress from Britain, a country that colonized and oppressed half the world, telling us a story about parents sacrificing themselves to a corrupt organisation in hopes of a better future for their child. Not to go too into it, but china sucked while my parents were growing up, and it still sucks pretty badly. It’s even worse in other Asian colonized nations, which is why Jyn could be from any of them as well. Jyn’s story is not a white story. Her story could have been so much richer if played by an actress of Asian descent.
Please explain to me why Danny Rand should be Asian.
Okay, so I watched Iron Fist this weekend, and I really liked
it. And so far, I’ve managed to stay away from all the negative reviews, but
now I see all these posts from people in the fandom cropping up on my dash,
griping and moaning about all the “problems” that the show has. Sure, it wasn’t
perfect. And, sure, maybe they could have explained some things better or
differently. But I’m happy to overlook that if I can empathize with the
characters and enjoy a good story being told. Which was definitely the case for
So, can someone please
explain to me why so many people are demanding that an Asian actor should have
been cast as Danny Rand? I don’t know the comics, but from what I’ve been told,
Danny in the comics isn’t Asian. He’s as Caucasian as Finn Jones.
You will rarely catch me using the word because I just don’t like it personally.
Now I know people are like “Well if black people can use it, why can’t other races use it?”
Personally I feel that other races casually using it just don’t understand the depth of the word but “it’s just a word” right?
The way I see it a black person calling another black person a “nigga” isn’t racist because neither people are showing any type of belief supremacy over each other which is required in racism. That black person isn’t assuming that they’re better than the other black person for using the word you see.
Now you’re probably like “but it’s the same with white people! We don’t mean anything bad by it”.
Okay but do you even understand the history behind the word?
What do you call a black person with a college education?
What do you call a black person wanting respect?
What do you call a black athlete?
What do you call a black parent?
before and even up til today the correct answer would be and is “a nigger” to many racially insensitive people around the country and world.
Do you see how the word was originally meant to make black people seem like they were completely worthless despite their efforts?
When the KKK used the word they did not mean it in the sweetest way, it’s a derogatory term period.
Now imagine being tired of it and wanting to embrace it because there’s no way that you can get others to stop using it harmfully against you, you can’t control what other people say no matter how much you threaten or beg them.
That’s why black people calling each other “nigga” is so different.
It’s the history behind it that really matters, even if your group wasn’t behind the hatred that the word originally came with, it’s just no.
Sure you can be ignorant and say whatever you want because it’s just a word but when there are people putting things like “Kill all niggers” and even going as far as to call deceased black people “niggers” and mock their deaths, I think you should be trying to stop them before you can comfortably use the “ga” ending.
It’s just that you want to use the word so badly for God knows what reason but you also are able to ignore it when people of the same group as you use it to insult black people as well.
You want to say “nigga” freely but you don’t care when someone calls a black person a “nigger” :)
It’s like a person with a broken arm making fun of their arm injury but then another person with no ties to them making the same jokes about the injury without even knowing the initial pain, and for what?
If you think that anyone can say the word then I’m sorry that you’re so needy and want to feel included in things that literally will not improve your life.
Why can’t you come up with your own slang?
Why don’t you claim a slur used against your own people and make it hip??
my English teacher put us in groups of like 7 to share these writing pieces we made (and we never make groups so idk why she did that) and I happened to also be with 2 girls that I dislike. and in the beginning, I already accidentally hit her thigh with my desk and she’s all like “ugh omygod that’s gonna leave a bruise” and I apologized like 50x. and then she also made me feel awkward by mentioning Asian stereotypes and the other people in the group were kind of laughing and then she apologized to me bc she didn’t mean to make me feel awkward. I want to go home lmao this class is shit