The outbreak, the hysteria and the blame game on the minorities shown in this episode seem a bit relevant when Jubilee the Asian-American mutant got blamed by the ignorant bigots for the mysterious illness of the store owner. Storm saves Jubilee from the mob and brings her back to the X-Mansion where she was tested and proved negative. Jean Grey explains to Jubilee that the frightened people always look for someone to blame.
- X-Men TAS: Time Fugitives part 1
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Today we honor Juneteenth, which refers to June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read out federal orders declaring that all people previously enslaved in Texas were free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed people who were enslaved two and a half years earlier, these orders extended the Proclamation to more than 250,000 people in Texas, the most remote of the former Confederate states. While legally binding, these orders did not enable the freedom of people who were previously enslaved, and those who acted on the news risked violence and terror to actualize their rights. Through grassroots efforts, Black people in Texas reclaimed June 19 as “Juneteenth” a year later, in 1866, and it continues today as a celebration of Black liberation across the country.
To learn more, see Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “What Is Juneteenth?”
All of these elements come together in the Juneteenth flag, which uses the red, white, and blue color scheme of the American flag to honor the Black American experience during and after slavery. Created by Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF), and illustrated by Lisa Jeanne Graf, the flag also features a star in the middle as a reference to the Texas flag, paying homage to the state where Juneteenth was first celebrated. The 12-pointed burst spanning the curving blue and red planes represents the dawning of new rights and freedoms for previously enslaved Black Americans.
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merry Christmas, with notable catholic kurt! (ref) ID under the cut!
image one: plain, white background with Kurt Wagner’s blue, bearded face floating saying in red text: “it’s Christmas time! I get to do all my favorite things!”
image two: rogue, jean, scott, and kurt are standing in a small block (the girls in the front and the boys in the back, like choir formation) all signing and dressed in earth toned winter clothing. rogue and jean are smiling, amused, and scott looks vaguely uncomfortable. kurt is singing loudest, his tail ringing a bell. the image fades in an oval to white, and is labeled in the same red font: caroling!
image three: kurt crouches smiling in front of an open oven, in a warm looking kitchen. he’s dressed in a red and green sweater, with a white ruffled apron around his neck and waist. he’s pointing with his thumb inside the oven, where there’s a tray of five gingerbread cookies. the image fades in an oval to white, and is labeled in the same red font: baking cookies!
image four: kurt sits in a church pew, dressed in a brown jacket, tan sweater, and yellow collared shirt; he is grimacing like he’s remembered every mistake he’s ever made. he’s the only fully colored, the rest of the people in the church are in grey scale, undetailed. the image fades in an oval to white, and is labeled in the same red font: seven hour long religious services surrounded by the oldest and worst people youve ever met that makes you steep in your own moral guilt
image five: kurt, jubilee, and bobby are sledding down a hill, all beaming and laughing. kurt and jubilee are both in hats and giant coats-- jubilee’s in her iconic yellow and kurt, with a tan scarf trailing behind them. bobby sits at the front, in full denim and a grey sweatshirt. the image fades in an oval to white, and is labeled in the same red font: sledding!
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While I was working on this commission last couple of days I read some recent news, I read some posts, I read some comments and had some heated debates with my friends afterwards and I got so frustrated with all this bullshit that everything in this piece came together by itself.
(Also I couldn’t decide which colors are more appropriate for this character, so feel free to educate me on this one. If there’s something wrong with it, please let me know.)
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Tried to draw everyone who showed up in my books while growing up and more. Scan all my old cards for inspiration and rewatched the old show. Also Tried to tell a bit of story of who was placed next to who. Tried to get this piece together as best as i could and i hope you guys like it:)
So here are the details of the x-men piece. Enjoy
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