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Old 06-18-2019, 09:23 AM
BeagleJesus is offline
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
And this is all tied up in the arrogance of the status quo, the prejudices of those currently holding power. And that's all about racism in society and the racism of the people who have the power to make decisions. Those who think that the race of a character, or the sex or gender, can fundamentally never be changed or that the race of an actor portraying a character is an insurmountable hurdle is doing so from a position of being steeped in a culture of racism and sexism.

(And, of course, white men never suffer when one white man fails while every non-white, non-man is pasted with failure when one non-white, non-male person fails.)
This is it right here. A lot of white dudes (cuz let's be honest, it's almost ALWAYS white dudes) quite simply lack the imagination to envision non-white and/or non-male people in roles that have been traditionally reserved for white guys.

- Alien from another planet = disbelief suspended
- Super strength = disbelief suspended
- Ability to fly = disbelief suspended
- Shoot lasers from his eyes = disbelief suspended
- Invulnerable to damn near everything = disbelief suspended
- Looks like a black guy = WTF?!?! NO ONE IS EVER GOING TO BELIEVE THAT!!!

The question I really want to ask is this: who are you guys trying to fool, us or yourselves? Because your actions make it pretty damn obvious what your hang ups really are.