Friendly reminder that LGBTQ+ people of color still face racism and prejudice within the community, and that pretending that this isn't true doesn't help anything.
There are lots of non-POC LGBTQ+ people who have really made an effort to support their POC siblings, and we really appreciate those people! We've just got to keep moving forward and remember, more color more pride!
People who hate Talia for being abusive to Damian are hypocrites because they will forever brush everything Bruce does and call it bad writing, as if Talia being abusive isn't bad writing. You would think a woman who has been abused by her Father doesn't want the same thing for her child.
And I agree, why do we want DC characters to be abusive? Why do we want heros to be abusive and then not caring about said abuse? We even turn abuse into a joke. (Ex. The memes of Batman slapping Robin) And people will say, "we need representation of abuse victims"
Do you really think that?
Because we don't make Bruce accountable for his actions in any comic. Thus it's never about getting away from the abuser. Unless the abuser is Talia, then yes, the fandom wants Damian to get away, but not get away from Bruce. Even though Bruce emotionally abuses him. I'm not even going to talk about the white savior complex of Bruce.
Why do we want DC characters to be abusive? For fanfics? For angst? That's half of the fandom. Mostly everyone in the fandom like writing amd reading angst fanfics.
You need think about why you say Talia must be abusive and isn't bad writing, but at the same time say Bruce isn't abusive because it's just "bad writing."
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"Hi, please stop scrolling if you are tired of Africa being ignored"
If you ever considered yourself an ally to POC and specifically movements like Black Lives Matter, share this information with your followers.
"Global struggles are everyone's struggles." - no matter the cause, no matter the country.
[ID: a reply by @/edwardkenwayisyourman, reading: "in addition, black people are facing extreme racism in the Middle East, mainly in UAE and Saudi Arabia. They get hired as maids or servants and their passports get confiscated by their captors to prevent them from escaping the country and are held as slaves. Mostly non-muslim women get hired so the captors won't have to treat them well or give them prayer breaks. Many christian black women get kidnapped from their homes and brought to Saudi Arabia. You can find videos all over the internet. An arab woman literally throws the black maid from the window and records her as she tries to hold the windowsill and beg for help. She unfortunately falls down from the 4th floor but luckily survives. Many, many other maids get tortured by their captors, most of them die in captivity. How do you think the UAE built such high buildings? Slave labour. I know many people, especially on Tumblr, really don't want to say anything bad about arabs or muslims but instead of making them completely immune to criticism maybe we can recognize the fact that every racial, religious, ethnic group have bad people and must be held accountable for their crimes and atrocities? Maybe? Diversity can't come from tolerance to the intolerable. If you show tolerance to the intolerable, intolerance will come for you eventually." /ID end]
Note: Holds the record for most goals in Brazilian International Football, male or female, with 109 goals for her country. With 17 goals, she holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments. First footballer of either gender to score at five World Cup editions. Is often regarded as the greatest female footballer of all time
Hey if your are an ally to the Black and marginalized communities, please read this.
There is a new non profit called We Da People. Its black youth, female run, and it’s goal is to provide resources to the black community. They are planning on traveling all over the US this summer and are going to provide education and resources to neglected communities.
This isn’t an easy feat, nor it it a cheap one.
They need 500k by 4/30/21.
Here is the gofundme:
Please donate if you can.
If you can’t, please work on spreading the word, the deadline is coming quickly.
Below is a link to the founder’s (@elayjiah on tik tok)Tik Tok explaining more, and in their bio a link tree with more ways to support.