I am all for children of color learning their history and understanding the reality of racism in the modern day, but can we just have one book that doesn’t center around race? Just one.
White kids get to learn about people who look like them doing everything from the mundane (super fudge!!) to the fantastic (harry potter lmao) and they get into silly hijinks (attaboy sam) and have awesome skills (cam johnson)
and yea race is still a huge huge issue and im not slamming any writers of color for bringing representation for kids who normally wouldn’t see any, but why can’t we have a few fun, silly books for children of color?
why cant we have an asian american girl who likes to play hopscotch and enters a giant national hopscotch competition? Or a latino boy who likes to solve mysteries in his freetime?
As a child, i definitely identified with the struggles of Asian American characters. when ‘ching chong’ was hurled at the characters, i understood that pain and i felt less alone in it. but sometimes i wanted to see asian americans doing things other than be bullied or beat down
Men who want to be feminist allies do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space that they have in society and make it feminist. That’s what women had to do in the first place, and women have fought much too hard for what little space they have to be giving it to men.