Asked by Anonymous
*makes hour-long fart noises*
"Im sorry but black people cant be elves because black people arent beautiful or good"
Please tell me this anon is fucking joking.
Poc can’t be pure apparently
This is something a friend of mine actually said to my face while I was talking about diversity in books the other day. I really don’t understand how people could think it’s strange for a fictional mythical creature to have darker skin. If it’s about staying close to the original, then why do they think it’s fine for vampires to walk out in the sun? Why do they use Tolkien as a source instead of the original elves? And if it’s about beauty and purity… how can they not see how racist they are? How blinded can they be by their own hateful delusions?
Because purity and innocence is coded as whiteness.
Black and dark skinned beings code fear, anger, depravity and hatred in juxtoposition to whiteness.
Fuck that. Give me elves dark as obsidian and midnight. Give me elves with skin as soft and smooth as sable. Give me elves that anything other than the overdone color of mayo and alabaster.