If you watched Black Panther and felt like you needed to give white fictional characters/people THEIR OWN WAKANDA (and at this point, I don’t actually care if they’re in another continent because really…)

I mean…

I think you’ve missed the point of a) WORLD HISTORY and b) that movie.

Like this falls under fandom racism because it’s once again white prioritization. 

It’s “I loved Black Panther” but not creating content actually for/about it beyond what the Black characters can do for white ones. It’s folks bending over backwards to center white characters in a narrative inspired by one that is explicitly about Black characters and Black liberation. 

I don’t think I’m wrong for calling anything related to Stiles and an an author “inspired by” Wakanda (but like… not enough to actually create content actually focusing on the characters tho…) racist because I mean… 

Who does this? Who does this crap?

And why are people so damn invested in making excuses for folks in fandom who consistently make convenient AUs inspired by characters of color/their narratives but like centering white folks?

You don’t think it’s racist, move on. You literally don’t need to tell me about it like you’ve “won” something special by defending yet another moment of fandom’s hyperfixation on white dudes.

Author: Zeenah

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.