Gonna quickly throw in an epic quote I found on this article.
KJKJ: Gene Roddenberry, with balls of brass, got up on national tv and said, “hey people, if a geneticist took all the best DNA from planet Earth and put it together to make the best human the world has ever seen - he wouldn’t be a white guy.”
This is why I find the casting of a white actor in this role to be so repugnant. They are not whitewashing an Asian role, they are saying that the best genetic material that the entirety of this world and it’s diversity has to offer….still comes from a white guy.
Reblogging again for that
i can’t contain myself when I go to the Met and see the ivory-carved pendents. Everyone else is all “they’re so interesting” and I’m all “step aside” with my hammer as I smash the glass and take the pendent and put it on my wrist and flip my hair and leave
So do colorblind folks ever try to convince White Supremacists that race is just a social construct or do they only do it when POC have legitimate criticisms of race relations in various countries around the world?