Yes, Brave should have and could have included PoC characters.
First of all, we’re talking about a movie in which humans turn into bears and a witch has a talking raven. I can accept a universe with magic and talking bears, I can sure as hell accept a universe in which there were black people in Scotland by around the 10th century.
Not to mention there WERE NON-WHITE PEOPLE IN EUROPE BY THEN.
Seriously. Black people weren’t just sittin’ around with their thumbs up their asses waiting to be discovered and enslaved by white people.
Let’s have a run down of Non-white people who did have contact with Europe, and could have been in Brave:
- -The Egyptians (many of whom where, yes black. Some of them were more middle eastern in appearance, but many were undisputedly Black as well),
- -the Ghana empire
- -traders and goods from China that traveled along the silk road and Indian Ocean trading routes,
- -The Moors (of Northern Africa) who had sustained contact with Europe, especially after the arrival of Islam into the region, which increased international trade
- -fuck, God damn HANNIBAL with his fucking war elephants marching over the alps and making the Romans piss themselves
- The First Crusade happened in the late 10th Century, and Europeans had been making pilgrimages to the Middle East long before then.
- The entire Arabic world had plenty of contact with Europe through trade.
ALL had contact with Europe by the 10th century.
I know that in school we’re taught that History was made by white people, and the stories and experiences of the rest of the world tend to be systematically ignored until Atlantic Slavery comes along, but this is not reality.
Europeans had contact with non-white people for thousands of fucking years before imperialism began.
—> Another recent movie, called “The Secret of Kells” set in Ireland in the 7th Century had both black AND arabic characters in it.
I ADORED Brave as a movie. I thought that it’s focus on female relationships, instead of the standard heteronormative romance was really refreshing. It’s a movie that I can not wait to show my children growing up. BUT this does not change the fact that the complete and utter erasure of PoC in Europe’s history is still problematic.
oh my god who fucking cares seriously?
If you didn’t care why did your ignorant ass reblog it.
Because the first post was too goddamn hilarious not to reblog. It’s not like poc were just walking around the streets of Scotland back then.
Actually there were Black people in Scotland, that shows how much you know about the country.
I never said there wasn’t any I said I doubt they were just strolling around the streets in such large numbers like that. But seriously it’s a movie that had nothing to do with poc characters and everything to do with Merida.
Yeaah I’m pretty sure the majority of black people in Scotland, in the United Kingdom as a whole, were slaves. Shows how much you know about the country too.
So then if there actually were black people in Brave, everyone would be complaining about how it’s supporting slavery or something stupid like that.
There is seriously no pleasing you guys. :I
Actually they would have been leaders, warriors, scholars & traders. Google is your friend, it’ll introduce you to the Moors, King Kenneth & a wealth of history that movies like Brave have helped erase to create this delusion that black people didn’t exist on the global stage before slavery.
Not to mention that is was already stated that it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day whether or not there were POC in Scotland at the time because of the magic and talking birds and shit. If you can have that stuff you can have black and brown people. Children of color (and really adults of color too) deserve to be represented in movies and shows and books and they just fucking aren’t and it’s bullshit. Yay they finally made a black princess (who spent most of the movie as a goddamn frog, btw)!!! So it’s totally okay to make the next two princess movies contain not one single solitary person of color because HISTORY GUISE!!!!!
(or rather, WHAT I THINK I KNOW AS HISTORY BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THIS WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE HAS TAUGHT ME GUISE!!!)
But children of color don’t have feelings so it is totally okay that their self esteem is damaged by media like Brave. Or something. Never mind that Nala could have been a human princess if Lion King had been set in an actual African country like Mali.
arguing with so-called "anti sj" trolls on tumblr
- them: i know ptsd is bullshit because i had to get stitches on my thumb when i was a kid and my house almost caught fire and also i almost drowned but despite my "super hardcore" childhood i'm not traumatized in the slightest so obviously you're all just weak and crybabies
- people with ptsd: are you seriously trying to compare getting a cut on your thumb to rape and abuse
- them: omg i can't believe you're minimizing my pain by saying my experience wasn't trauma. and you call yourselves activists omg
HIPSTER NEWS FLASH!
Gavin McInnes (the creep on the left, former co-owner of Vice Magazine) is now a highly-paid spokesdouche.
For the “XXX” domain commercials which you may (or may not) have seen this week on your television. In the latest push to get you to purchase a totally unnecessary .xxx domain extension, Gavin is seen HILARIOUSLY slapping a black gang member and then running for his life.
Did I mention it was HILARIOUS?
Because all black people are involved in criminal enterprises…ALL OF THEM. They are totally insane, and OH MY GOD why would you slap one?
Gavin…be careful! Them black folks is crazeh!
The New York Times wrote about McInnes in 2003: “He actually leans much further to the right than the Republican Party. His views are closer to (those of) a white supremacist’s. ‘I love being white and I think it’s something to be very proud of,’ he said. ‘I don’t want our culture diluted. We need to close the borders now and let everyone assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking way of life.’ In an interview in The New York Press last year, Mr. McInnes’s views came through in the coarse ethnic expressions he used in saying how ‘pleased’ he was that most Williamsburg hipsters are white.”
I myself have tangled with said spokesdouche (most unpleasantly) on his weak-ass website STREET CARNAGE where I was told (and I am paraphrasing) that I am so Jewy he can smell my stink 3000 miles away in Greenpoint.
Nice demotion to shilling for porn domains.
#racist dicks i want to punch in the face