A Rant Against Lazy Writing
An excellent thought of racism and “othering” in the process of relating mythology in pop culture. I agree with the author here completely and this sort of thing utterly ruins a story for me as well for the same reasons.
Before I really dive into this, I have to admit to a few things.
The first is, in the reading of Bringing Race to the Table (review forthcoming) there have been a number of stories that have really ripped my eyes open and have broken my heart. One that has sunk in real, real deep was Reluctant Spider talking about searching for images of “Goddess” and finding page after page after page of white goddess images. (The whole book has hit me, hit me good and hard, and I’ll be writing about that soon). Reluctant Spider sharing this story went a bit beyond my interest as a person who wants to not be an asshole, who wants instead to be the sort of ally that is wanted, and hits me hard in the storyteller-vein. More than any article on systemic racism or institutionalized racism or the prevalence of white privilege…
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