Enough

Enough

Longer, more detailed and specific post later. But:

Dear publishers, producers, directors, studio heads, network presidents, and other people in charge of media,

Stop it with the fucking racism, already. It’s just not on, anymore. It’s stupid and ridiculous and disgusting and not right. Racism is never, ever okay. Even if not being racist cuts into your bottom line, or even if it angers racist consumers; even if being racist is comfortable, or even if racism is what you really enjoy perpetrating, it is not okay.

And in case you need some help understanding what racism is, I’ll give you some clues:

  1. Whitewashing? Racism.
  2. Portrayals of racial stereotypes? Racism.
  3. Magical Negroes (or any variation involving any other racial or ethnic group)? Racism.

I could go on. But honestly, you all know what you’re about. I know you know because you all have ready-made excuses for it, or deflections, or any other number of cheap tricks. Quit it. Even if it might have been a tiny bit acceptable before, it’s just not now.

Racism is not ever okay. If you don’t believe that, then get the fuck off of this planet. We don’t need you.

No love,
Tempest

Comments

  1. JoSelle says

    I agree with you 110 percent, Tempest! Was there something specifically that brought this on, or was it just a cumulative thing?

  2. Pope Lizbet says

    Goddamn right. I’m never going to stop shaming Night Shade Books, or any of the rest of them.

  3. JoSelle says

    @Deanne and Pope Lizbet:

    Ooooh. Right. That bad cover! Eheh. Yes I was paying attention, don’t mind me *blush*

  4. Pope Lizbet says

    We won the day on the Valente cover, as it happens, but everyone doesn’t have that backup, so we have to keep screaming about this every time until they learn it’s not worth the headache to whitewash.

    Gonna be screaming a while.