Tag Archives: fandom racism

[Thread Collection] The Archive As Fandom Dream Thoughts (4/10/2021 + 4/8/2021)

Today has been full of people talking critically about the AO3’s failures in response to a viral tweet about ao3 as “the fucking fan fiction dream complaint” and yet another moment of folks in fandom going “well i don’t see … Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 201: Introduction

Starting soon, we’re leveling up to Fandom Racism 201. The goal of what I’ve been privately calling my “school series” is to constantly level up and look at different fandoms, experiences, and displays of racism in fandom/fanworks. Fandom Racism 101 … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Palatable Fandom (Anti) Racism (2/23/2021)

Originally a thread on my still-locked main account and edited for clarity with additional links. One thing that’s super fascinating is that white people who talk about racism in fandom, especially doing a gentle “dear fellow white people” on their … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Sinking the Ship of Theseus in Fandom Harassment Disguised As Discourse (3/15/2021)

Originally posted here and retweets would be appreciated especially if your friends in fandom are falling for the disinformation focused harassment campaigns I’m talking about here. This video absolutely speaks to my ongoing harassment from supposedly “progressive” fandom spaces (for … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Your Priorities … Seem Seuss Skewed

Still locked on main thanks to people who believe boundaries and fandom are a thing they get, but not me, but if you’re following me, you can see the original thread here. if your talking point for why the biggest … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: All The Pieces of Heroes of Color

“[…] this problem of cannibalizing a hero of color to enhance a white character isn’t new.” – tumblr user thehollowprince in response to a tumblr message received July 16, 2020 (Archive link.) I’ve never seen folks in fandom cut up … Continue reading

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a letter to the world, a friend, and to everyone else

You probably don’t know me.  What I do for Stitch’s Media Mix, and Stitch, is largely unseen.  I don’t engage in fandom the same way Stitch does— or for that matter the way most of you do— I tend to … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: When Representation DOESN’T Matter (8/4/2018)

Originally posted as a thread on Twitter on August 4, 2018 Fandom about shows/films with white queer characters: “You have to support it because it’s a win for ~all of us~ and #RepresentationMatters” Fandom about shows/films with queer characters of … Continue reading

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Meme-Ing For A Reason #4 – Fandom’s Been Racist

Fandom has always been racist. All fandoms. Even your fandom, whatever it may be. Both because there are no fandoms that are actively anti racism by default and because the shape of fandom discourse in 2020 is that folks are … Continue reading

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Meme-ing For a Reason #2 – Blaming “Antis”: Easier Than Speaking Up Against Racism, I Guess…

Anyone telling you that you have to accept racism in fandom as a price to pay for “sticking it to antis” or that you need to defend or ignore racism in fandom/fan-made content in order to prove you’re somehow “anti censorship” is someone trying to get you to defend racism as part of fandom.

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Meme-ing For a Reason #1 – Is This A Reason Not To Care?

I love making memes about fandom and my experiences in fandom. Have a meme. I think it’s really funny (but like in a morbid way) when I see someone using a twitter user as an example of how bad all … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Escapism Would Be Great (1/18/2019)

Escapism in fic and fandom is great, but as a Black person, I find it impossible to escape into fandoms and fanworks that treat Black people (fictional and real) as burdens to be left on the side of the road and complained about. Continue reading

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When Transformative Fandom Passes The Buck On Representation In Fandom

“Well if there were more well-written characters of color, I’d focus on them,” is a recurring excuse for the way content is unfairly weighted towards white characters in Western media fandoms. Continue reading

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[Stitch Answers Feedback] How Are You Mad About RaceFail 09 Coverage in 2020?

Just now (like at 9:49PM) I got a comment moderation email from D_Moze’s comment on Why White Supremacy Can No Longer Provide Cover for White Academics by Robin Anne Reid that read: I was there for Racefail ’09 and every word … Continue reading

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Link Lineup – November 2020

I’ve been extremely online across October and I’m happy to say that the internet has not let me down. So I bring y’all some of the best content I’ve found across the internet between October and now! the return of … Continue reading

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