While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
Lets have a dystopian future movie where none of the actors are white
Not a single one
There’s just no white people and not a single character questions it
Watch how quickly people notice and get pissed off
but wouldn’t it be better to put one white extra in the far background of a huge crowd shot for a few frames, so we could point to them every time someone gets pissed off?
As a white person, let me come at ya with some science here. One of the chemicals primarily responsible for skin tone is Eumelanin. It also happens to have properties which absorb UV radiation. So if this dystopian future involved a fucked up ozone layer (allowing large quantities of UV light to reach the surface) and took place far enough in the future for some natural selection to take effect then there would in fact be few, if any, white people.
Science says go ahead.
Badass art by Brian Rood
THE ULTIMATE SHIPPER MEME ★ [1/2] “old married couple” ships
↳ Leia & Han (Star Wars)