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Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties – Elektra Natchios

Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties is an essay series that will look closely at the portrayals of female characters of color by actresses of color in Marvel’s various franchises. I was inspired by the fact that a … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Smartest Girl in the World Has To Be A Mary Sue

On the first day of Black History Month, a random writer on Archive of Our Own gave to me… two separate stories that framed Shuri – T’challa’s brilliant baby sister in Black Panther –  as a character that couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

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Let Black People Feel Things in Fandom 2018

In 2016, I made a list of things that I wanted to see fandom leave behind as we moved into the next year. Fandom left absolutely NONE of those things behind in 2017. I’m not going to talk about the … Continue reading

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[Flashback Friday] Dear Fandom, It’s Always About Race

I originally wrote this post over a year ago, back in May 2016. It was one of those period where I was seeing racism in fandom surge to a high level (this was after the meta of doom a certain … Continue reading

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Fandom Racism: Predictable AF

Fandom is nothing if not predictable. I know I’m late, but I just saw the casting announcements for the upcoming Netflix/BBC series Troy: Fall of a City. One thing that immediately stood out to me was the way that the … Continue reading

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“Fandom is supposed to be fun.”

Some variation on the phrase “fandom is supposed to be fun” gets spouted like clockwork every single time that people of color in fandom try to talk about the way that fan spaces – predominantly slash fandom spaces – are … Continue reading

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Valkyrie isn’t ‘Male-Coded’ And You’re Kinda Racist

Every time a nerdy piece of media dares to center a Black woman in some way, White Feminists in fandom show up to show how much they don’t care about Black women. You can go through my archives for the … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans, Guess What: You’re Still Not Handling Racebending and Diverse Casting Very Well!

We did this in 2015. And in 2016. Now it’s 2017 and I’ve got at least four different posts on racebending under my belt because nerds still don’t know how to behave. This is an ongoing project looking at the … Continue reading

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Luke Cage – Looks Like A Cinnamon Roll…

Note: This piece largely revolves around sexual racism and the sexual objectification of Black male bodies. There are references to sexual assault, descriptions of objectified Black bodies, and a link to an article on the “Brute Caricature” that includes images … Continue reading

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Rayne: A Racist Rando on my Lucifer Review

Imagine being so incensed by some random person on the internet’s almost two-year-old review of a pilot episode of a show that’s now starting season two that you write them not one but TWO separate comments explaining in detail how … Continue reading

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