Dwayne McDuffie on the realities of the Black writer in the comic book industry (by blackherodoc)
Forever reblogging this until people understand why it’s so hard for us to “go make our own.”
It’s because you don’t want our stuff
You don’t even want people that look like us to be in your stuff
I really want people to understand this, being a person of color and/or queer person in the media is difficult.
The less cis straight white people being represented in something, the more the white mainstream audience panics.
This is also why it’s harder for writers of color in the comic book industry because their writing is often automatically criticized as being some kind of racial agenda.