A friend of mine and I talked about decisions by other staff members or administration on a gaming server. She threw in the comment about how some places out there are hard to budge on changing or at the least introducing new stories. Sometimes, they are impossible to budge on even acknowledging existing nuances where these stories can flourish, even when you point out in source material how it can work. This is especially the case when trying to make stories about astereotypical depictions of a monster race. Her comment was, with utter sarcasm, “Can’t lose that setting flavor of baked-in racism.” Harsh.Continue reading “Imagining Different Worlds: Gaming, Dealing With “Baked-In Setting Racism,” and A Want For Change”
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
I know a lot has happened on the news and I had been quiet on this blog. I can rest assure anyone still tuned in that this quiet is not my silence on issues held dear to me. To that end, I will do a quick update of what I have been doing. Continue reading “Updates: January 2020”
Sign of police brutality. Public domain.
Police brutality. For many marginalized communities, it is never a surprise when the news announces yet another incident where someone is injured or killed by a police officer. This is especially when the person shot and killed happens to be a person of color. Continue reading “Police Brutality: One of Many, Including Against Asian Americans”