I don’t usually comment or make posts on stuff like this mainly because someone else has already said what I wanted to say in better words than I could ever put, but I needed to rant.
I am so tired of seeing this posts with excuses about why people won’t ship a pairing which includes a black woman. I mean your classics of “They don’t look right together”, “They’re like brother and sister”, “They have more of a friendship vibe”, “Brotp!!!!!”, “Strong independent woman!” ”I don’t trust her” “She’s evil” “I don’t like her, I don’t know why, I just don’t”, “He has more chemistry with that white girl” etc. are getting old and frankly are showing your inner racist.
And the thing is black women in fandom comment on this constantly. They tell you why it’s problematic and make posts about it over and over again and yet white fandom consistently ignores it. So then sometimes they just say keep the shit out of the tags because you know that’s the respectable thing to do. You don’t like something, don’t post it in the pro tag because people who do ship it don’t want to see it. Not sure why that’s so hard to understand but that gets ignored too. So then they call people out on it and they’re angry and rightfully so because we keep seeing this shit over and over and over again, no matter which fandom we’re in, whether it’s Sleepy Hollow or Teen wolf or the Walking Dead or even the Flash, which is new. Then they get called “crazy” or people say “you’re overreacting” and it kind of baffles me.
Do you know how hurtful it is to see these comments over and over again, no matter which fandom we’re in and the only common factor all the characters have is that they’re black women? Do you think we get angry just to be angry? We’re not dumb, we can read between the lines and it doesn’t feel good when women of the same race as us are always the ones that get shit on and/or desexualized. We’re angry because we’re tired of this shit and we keep telling you why and still dismiss us.
TL;DR: Keep your stupid shit out of the tags and stop your bullshit hate on black women characters