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Jul 15, 2022

It’s no secret that we love fantasy and science fiction in all its forms here at Geeks Represent not only for its entertainment value but for its rich commentary on our society by reimagining our past, remodeling our present or reshaping our future. However, like anything else good created by mankind, it can be perverted by the specter of racial bias from both creators and fans alike and may lead to our cultural destruction if not addressed. So without further ado, let’s take a look at racism in science fiction and fantasy.

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Timestamps

00:00:13 Intro

00:01:02 Importance Of Calling Out Racism Even Amongst Fandoms

00:06:38 Examples Of Problematic Tropes in Sci-Fi/Fantasy 

00:27:11 Inherent Racism In Fandoms?

00:33:10 Need To Protect Child Actors/Actresses From Toxic Fandoms

00:37:54 Easy Targets Of Toxic Fandoms In General

00:50:28 Studios Casting Diversity

00:57:20 What Can We Do As Both Creators And Fans To Address Racism In Sci-Fi and Fantasy?

01:05:23 Last Thoughts

01:07:58 Outro

References


https://web.archive.org/web/20081022123742/http://thisweekinblackness.com/ 

https://www.slashfilm.com/874074/every-single-star-wars-fan-owes-jake-lloyd-an-apology/ 

https://www.insider.com/kelly-marie-tran-racist-sexist-trolls-social-media-2021-3

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/deadpool-2-online-backlash-surrounds-domino-casting-155524577.html

https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/31/23148468/star-wars-obi-wan-moses-ingram-third-sister

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a39834637/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-uhura-hair/