everyone who’s lashing out at POC fans because we complain too much, I want you to consider this:
Bryan just took the time and energy to explain something in the spirit of transparency and accountability; while I don’t agree with everything he said regarding educating people, I do appreciate the time and effort he took to address this important issue instead of sweeping it under the rug
now look at the reblogs on this post
look at the commentary by people, the anger and disgust
simply because Bryan took the time to address POC fans, to respect our concerns, to talk to us instead of dismissing us
yet even this basic respect is regarded as ‘too much’ by many fans
so how do you expect us to calmly and patiently educate every single artist who whitewashes AtLA, when y’all are so upset that someone respects us enough to address us?
do you see why ‘educating’ people without any iota of anger or frustration on our part might not be a feasible option at all times?
do you see the obstacles we have to face, the resistance to even the slightest respect afforded to us?
Quick skim of the comments yields multiple iterations of “social justice [pejorative]”