harrypotterconfessions:

For example, I whitewash Angelina (though I’ve always thought she has very dark hair and strong lines). It’s not because her skin color would bother me, but because that’s the way I imagined them as I read them the first time. By the time I was 7 or 8, I quess, so I didn’t pay too much attention to all the details. That’s why Tiana Benjamin isn’t my Angelina.

Dear OP, you are still racist if, even after finding out that Angelina is Black, you continue to insist on whitewashing her and erasing her African ancestry instead of changing your mental image and defending, justifying, and excusing whitewashing. Apparently, you KNOW it’s racist, but you still do it anyway now that you’re old enough to know better — and if you truly and honestly don’t have a problem with her being Black, then you would stop whitewashing.
I’m filing this one under, ‘I’m not racist, but …’, as this is basically what it is.

harrypotterconfessions:

For example, I whitewash Angelina (though I’ve always thought she has very dark hair and strong lines). It’s not because her skin color would bother me, but because that’s the way I imagined them as I read them the first time. By the time I was 7 or 8, I quess, so I didn’t pay too much attention to all the details. That’s why Tiana Benjamin isn’t my Angelina.

Dear OP, you are still racist if, even after finding out that Angelina is Black, you continue to insist on whitewashing her and erasing her African ancestry instead of changing your mental image and defending, justifying, and excusing whitewashing. Apparently, you KNOW it’s racist, but you still do it anyway now that you’re old enough to know better — and if you truly and honestly don’t have a problem with her being Black, then you would stop whitewashing.

I’m filing this one under, ‘I’m not racist, but …’, as this is basically what it is.

  1. speedofyin reblogged this from flashakaviolet
  2. flashakaviolet reblogged this from stopwhitewashing
  3. susanspevensie reblogged this from goldenheartedrose
  4. irleerah reblogged this from stopwhitewashing
  5. casualprincessing reblogged this from firefly20ffm and added:
    Yep. This. And to anyone who whitewashes their kids (which probably happens more often) I will rip your face off. It’s...
  6. luckythinks91 reblogged this from pallet-town-julie-brown and added:
    Exactly and they’re DESCRIBED as PoC so I really don’t see where the disconnect is coming from. I know some people think...
  7. pallet-town-julie-brown reblogged this from luckythinks91 and added:
    all of this ^^^ ALSO I knew she was black from book one, ANGELINA JOHNSON sounds like a black name to me. Like lee...
  8. goldenheartedrose reblogged this from baskingsunflower
  9. baskingsunflower reblogged this from luckythinks91
  10. cariosity reblogged this from yellowgrowngreen and added:
    I’m gonna go the KISS route: WHITE IS NOT THE FUCKING DEFAULT. BITCH, BYE.
  11. yellowgrowngreen reblogged this from damnlayoffthebleach and added:
    See, these commenters taking time to explain why this confession is wrong are a lot nicer than I am. I would simply...
  12. lordcantiloupe reblogged this from colorblot and added:
    Bro I knew I wasn’t fucking going crazy. JK clearly describes her as black and people still are like, “I didn’t know” or...
  13. xtremecaffeine reblogged this from damnlayoffthebleach and added:
    Being wrong about a character’s race /= Whitewashing Whitewashing /= Not Racism.
  14. werewolfau reblogged this from damnlayoffthebleach
  15. applesintheearlyfall reblogged this from yakuntiklaylie
  16. peacocksandpearls reblogged this from isitscary and added:
    Not racist?
  17. fuckyeahdiomedes reblogged this from pilgrimkitty
  18. pilgrimkitty reblogged this from ashofthebrokenglass and added:
    Once again, Ash states things beautifully and succinctly. It’s understandable to miss cues the first time you read a...
  19. colorblot reblogged this from kaioumichiru and added:
    they said she was black in the first lines introducing her…