Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Newsarama: Breeding Ground Of Stupid? You Decide.

Concerning VIXEN DRAWN & COLOURED AS WHITE yet again, I followed links and found someone's response on Newsarama to a post done that linked me.

That person's response?

Every Willow Lady post ever, Short Version:

Their original picture here

So let me get this straight. The good ole boys who haunt and post Newsarama have read me. They've read me and their conclusion is that I'm a child who's shouting and needs to be muted.

Frankly, I'm not surprised.

I'm saying loudly, over and over again that racism in mainstream American Comics isn't dead, because racism in America isn't dead.

This is not something a good healthy dose of white people want to hear. White people not just Americans. But I'll leave the PoC and NWP of the UK and Europe to deal with the those areas. That's their day to day, this is mine.

Is it better to be dismissed than to be ignored? That's a tricky question to answer. My first impulse is to say yes. Because there's the slim (.1%) chance that some day a few of those dismissing me, will have a clue by anchor dropped on them and they'll be able to think back and go 'Oh! That's what she was talking about then'. I think that's positive.

But the whole thing about if a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear, does it make a sound? My answer has always been yes. Friction and action disturb molecules, which move and create waves, some of which reach into the audible range.

Me and this blog? There is movement and friction and action from me. I'm saying something. I'm noting something. I'm remaining aware. I'm making decisions as a conscientious consumer. I'm deciding who I am going to be as a human being.

I am going to be someone who doesn't let people in the world tell her to shut up and play nice.

I am going to be someone who doesn't swallow her pain.

I am going to be someone who says - "I. AM. BLACK. This is me. This is who I am. This is who I want to see reflected in the things I love."

That said?

Y'all WhFk need to get SCHOOLED on INSTITUTIONAL RACISM. I won't teach you. But I will keep bullhorn microphoning in your ear until you get some learning.


DC you are doing it wrong!!!


  1. Is there any accountability on DC's part for making her white? That is so drastic a change that it totally jarrs with DC's own history of her. It don't make any sense at all. This one coming from left field.

  2. *sigh*

    Sometimes I wonder if white people [collectively] will ever grow up, get a clue and start acting like [actual] human beings.