We at Reparations Roundtable have to meet some urgent needs by the end of the weekend to help keep Black families safe, secure, and able to be happy as a result!!
We hear about how so many jobs are available, but in high cost of living areas, they don't come close to covering basic needs. Unemployment is ending, the eviction moratorium is ending, COVID is tearing through schools, and there is no fall back plan or help with childcare for working parents. It's so hard and many people are one small setback away from total collapse.
And as always, being a Black MaGe means being even more vulnerable. Receiving less empathy and support, jumping through unnecessary hoops. This is why we intervene. This is why we provide low barrier support. It's so dangerous out there for Black MaGes!
the relationship between cal and jackson was probably one of, if not the best thing, to come out of season three. off the bat, they just had such great chemistry. they were good to and for each other as friends.
the fact that they showed jackson questioning his sexuality after his attraction to cal was verbalized was so fucking great. i think it's super important that we talk about these things because sexuality really is fluid and as we destroy our views of gender, we only further blur the lines of sexuality. it's probably one of the realest things this show has done and it really rubbed me in the best way possible. i also just felt so comforted by their characters generally (as well as eric and viv) because it's rare to see so many black, queer, and disabled on-screen as main characters. usually if they are either poorly written, their experiences are watered down, or they're solely there to show black or queer/trans trauma and none of that happened (aside from the one incident of eric getting hate crimed). there were clear moments of black, queer, and trans joy and i think we need to see more of that on-screen especially in these shows that show teenagers.
i just really love cal and jackson's relationship and in general the way they show communication (and sometimes lack thereof in this show). cal's character being one who's not afraid to say what needs to be said really helped with this. them being able to verbalize how they felt and bringing up things that as a cishet person, you might not understand was so necessary and truly well done. it shows the very real life of queer and trans people and how navigating things like school and relationships can be difficult, while also not making it traumatic.
i just really appreciated these additions as a queer and trans person because it's something you rarely see in the media. i hope sex education gets renewed just so i can see where they take these two and their relationship cause i think it's really important. they also just deserve the world man.