in reference to all the racism in the sw fandom (and fandom in general) here’s some thoughts.
black and brown fans do not owe y'all shit.
we do not owe you our time, and our coddling, and our patience. if you have racist tropes in your writing or in your art, the proper response to someone pointing it out is not “why are you being so aggressive and starting discourse?” or “please don’t give criticism my anxiety can’t handle it.” the proper response is to say “okay, i didn’t know that. thanks for pointing it out, I’ll fix it.” that’s it. y'all do not get to police and control our tone over our rightful outrage at the racism we have to face not only in our everyday lives but also in fandom. not only that, but there are already plenty of resources that explain exactly why something is racist, and it’s your job to look for it.
if this means you “don’t feel safe making fic or art” okay don’t do it then. if your feelings are more important than the collective mental health of fans of color, then i dont want you making content. and to all you apologists who say “but that means we’ll have less representation!” i would rather have less representation and less content if that meant that I wouldn’t have to read another racist fic or whitewashed fanart ever again. if you accept racist content in the name of “progress!” you can choke.