Tag Archives: erasure

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Keep Calm and Wait Your Turn

At every level of fandom, women of color are told to “be patient” and to “wait your turn” when we talk about the way that it stings to constantly see white female characters – like Wonder Woman, Rey, Black Widow, and Supergirl – held up as universal representation for all women.  Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Beige Blank Slates

Some of fandom’s favorite characters are “blank slates”.

Beige blank slates, that is. Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Sorta Snarky Review

Note: I absolutely wrote the wrong title down initally because I am a space case. Deal with it. I went and saw Fantastic Beasts this past week. Considering that my video review is almost an hour long, obviously it inspired … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Werelions And Tigers And Bears! Oh My!

How many times has this scenario happened to you: You’re reading an Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance story and a shapeshifter shows up that isn’t a wolf. They’re lions, tigers, or bears and guess what… they’re all white. It happens … Continue reading

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Fandom’s Huge Race Problem Essay #2: Co-Opted Experiences and Identities in Fandom

AKA How to appropriate cultures and lose respect in the process Content notes: Aside from discussing racism in different forms across different cultures, this post also will talk briefly about the Holocaust and Transatlantic slavery. Note that I am AfroCaribbean … Continue reading

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The Techniques of Erasure

This is part one of a hybrid essay-rant series focusing on fandom (the collective community) and its intense race/racism problems. If you’re new to my blog and to this project, start here with the introduction post. Make sure to click … Continue reading

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