Tag Archives: racism in fandom

FSN-NA Plenary Opening Statements for Fan Studies Ethics in Practice

What rights do bigots in fandom have and how does protecting them, implementing “caring” for our subjects, become about preserving the white, cis, sometimes-het centric status quo within fandom? Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Pro-Everything But Reading Comprehension, I see

Thread on my locked account from Jun 17, 2020. What I wrote: Black characters get a specific kind of racist fanwork where it’s clear that the author is using fandom and their fanworks to abuse and torture them into place. … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Antiblackness & Anti Shipping (4/12/2021) + Additional Thoughts

Anyway, these “let’s unpack anti shipping and why it’s bad” posts never reckon with the fact that people who are anti fans of a pairing with a Black character/celeb and who do harass people for years over being into the pairing… are never called that. Snowbarry shippers who have 6k large followings on Twitter and IG Continue reading

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[Image + Essay] Look At Those Launderers

Understand how weird it is that on the day of this very terrifying election, I can say that there’s not just an air of “people who talk about racism in fandom just want to take our controversial [NSFW content]”… But that I’ve seen people basically say that. Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 101: Basic Body Politics

I love a tol and a smol and if you’re in fandom… chances are that you do too. There’s something supremely thrilling about size differences in a pairing. I know people who’ve gotten into their ship of choice specifically because … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: “You’re Silencing Meeeee (Feat. Determined Derailers)”

It’s a recurring theme that I am somehow silencing other BIPOC fans by… having and using my own website, twitter account, and the rare external platforms I’ve been offered across the past six years. Continue reading

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Let’s talk about racism in The Archive – again.

Let’s talk about racism in The Archive – again. Not just the AO3 but the idea that archives are judgment free and therefore bias free and everything SHOULD go and be hosted/archived… Including objectively harmful and RACIST content. Continue reading

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WHEN CAN WE TALK ABOUT RACISM IN FANDOM?

So, if someone tries to tell you that now (whenever “now” is for you) isn’t a good time to talk about racism in fandom because there’s too much going on or… that there’s somehow nothing going on and you’re ruining their buzz? Point out that there’s no better time to talk about racism in fandom than the present because fandom is racist… in the present. Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Racefail A Decade Later (1/17/2019)

Tons of people in fandom just flat out hate me because I’m a black person talking about fandom racism/antiblackness in a way that doesn’t cater to them Continue reading

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[Image Post + Essay] On Performative Anti-Racism

Even SM Entertainment got into the swing of things when they released a statement in June about how they were “new to the conversation” (despite hiring Black people to dance, write, record demos, etc for them for decades). Continue reading

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Some tough truths for you…

No one who frames fans of color talking about racism in fandom as bullies, ideological purists, haters, cops, antis, etc actually cares about people of color (outside of their sometimes treasured tokens). Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Antiblackness in the Archive (6/14)

I just did a thread on Twitter about the specific ways that antiblackness manifests in fandom via fanworks on the Archive of Our Own (or any other hosting site, to be fair) revolving around punishing, harming, killing, etc Black characters … Continue reading

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[Post PCA Roundtable Wrap-Up] 10 Years After Racefail ’09: Where’s The Growth?

This is a wrap-up/write-up of my overall comments during the PCA 2019 Roundtable on Racism in Fandom/Fan Studies Spaces (which I chaired). Feel free to check out write-ups from Robin Anne Reid and Samira Nadkari, two of the other participants on … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Why White Supremacy Can No Longer Provide Cover for White Academics by Robin Anne Reid

Note: This is the write-up of Robin Anne Reid’s segment in the roundup on race and racism in fandom that we had at PCA 2019 April 17, 2019. The main point I want to make for this discussion is that … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #6: “At Least Kylo Never Lied To Rey”

So fucking what Finn initially held back from telling Rey that he was a Stormtrooper that defected in The Force Awakens –

At least he’s not an entitled, mind-rapey douche that keeps gaslighting her, who tortured her, and who keeps trying to kill her.

You know… like Kylo is. Continue reading

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