Date: 2011-09-30 10:20 pm (UTC)
bestiasono: Science Icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] bestiasono
I don't think this principle is limited to far off future Sci Fi (though I like seeing it there, why would current prejudices continue hundreds of years in the future? Anybody here hating on the Irish for stealing all our jobs these days?). Consider for example ER... was it really necessary for Dr. Peter Benton to be black for that character to work? He could have been any ethnicity, really. I'd argue he was just written as a doctor, at least 95% of the time.

And things like that help set examples, and setting examples of how we think life should be is important. This isn't to say we can simply ignore race entirely or even intentionally hide it. But setting examples of how life should be can be extremely useful. I'd say that every alt future or general future show that randomly had a black president or a female president or any such thing, for example, was helping. And I think the same of ER and any other show like it.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This community only allows commenting by members. You may comment here if you're a member of scans_daily.
OpenID
Identity URL: 
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

scans_daily: (Default)
Scans Daily
Founded by girl geeks and members of the slash fandom, [community profile] scans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, [community profile] scans_daily is probably not for you.

Please read the community ethos and rules before posting or commenting.

April 2014

S M T W T F S
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20212223242526
27282930   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags