So the last what three of four big stories going around have been
These all have the exact same underlying thread of cultural bias. So as much as is
saddens me pisses me off, kills me that they occurred. The fact that they occurred at the same time has allowed some people to connect the dots.
These preconceived notions that we have in our head are just that, preconceived. Before they come near us they were fabricated and sold to us by the main stream media, who are either
lazy and would go with a convenient story,
greedy, and would alter the facts to fit into some narrative to sell more shit
culpable, and put good people in bad places for their own ends
They no longer concern themselves with the truth, only on what makes them money, and keeps them in position. They will happily paint, poor, black, differently abled, and [insert non-normative behavioral aspect here] any way they chose and have you take it as truth. Normally no ones care but now you can clearly see the consequences of such actions, Namely, people’s lives.
Representation matters. These are not tragedies, there are people who must be held responsible, they are in your TV’s, your magazines, your radio’s, your billboards, your computers they sell you wars over seas and conflict in your neighborhoods. They are the media conglomerate run by old rich cis-white males who don’t give a damn about how what they produce effects everybody else- or even other cis-white males for that matter. They do this for money and position, without regard for others. They are not your friends. Turn them off, don’t buy them off the shelves, tune in to independent sources who are accountable to the people. We are all affected, we are all people.
you many have noticed a bunch of tweets about the hunger games concerning rue
now i have never read the hunger games - or even heard of it till the movie rumors started
and from what i can gather it sounds like some awesome class warefare battle royale type shit
additionally i can gather that the character Rue was a small frail cute looking girl
which appears to be exactly what they cast
The problem is of course that as black hasn’t ever been represented as anything
if you note the comments.
because books are one of the few places the mas media and the powers at be do not completely control… normal people who don’t happen to be white get written about all the time *gasp*
Rue was a character that many identified with and because we are not represented in this country in a manner that is well- human, people tend to project.
In one case you see a pale red head tweet that she thought that Rue was a pale red head. Personal biases aside the media still generally is in charge of shaping who and what we think can be innocent or fail or anything. So despite the fact that the book explicitly states that she is brown, dark skinned, dark haired, just like another character in the book only dark, so forth.
People’s minds cannot processes what in their heads is illogical so they go into denial or change things around in their head. They do anything to correct what they believe is an error - because that character Rue that was most likely written as a person -could never be black.