um so this blog hasn’t been around for very long but i’m very surprised by the amount of people who have followed me.
so, i’m going to take this opportunity to say my piece about some of the things i’ve seen happening involving race, etc, because maybe I can reach a few people.
Diversity is so, so important. Especially in the media. Representation is 110% necessary. For everyone who rarely, if ever, sees someone like themselves represented, a PoC character is great.
Changing a PoC’s status, especially changing them to a white character, is very hurtful to already under-represented individuals. The fact we have more PoC in RWBY is something to be proud of. I know I’m proud of RWBY’s improvement in this regard and I’m excited to see the more diverse cast of characters in this volume.
When you take a canonically PoC character and make them white, it adds insult to injury. It takes away something very important from us.
In short, please don’t whitewash PoC characters.