Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary (redcoast) wrote,
Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary
redcoast

I'm so glad Cracked.com alerted me to the existence of Connor Hawke, a comic book character who is supposed to be mixed race. His mom was half-black, half-Korean, and his dad is Green Lantern (white). So he looks like this:

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Because fuck genetics, am I right? I find it great that the comic book writers or artists or whoever cared enough about "diversity" to include a multi-racial character but not enough to do research on what actual multi-racial people look like. Actually, from what I can tell, a lot of comic book artists were like "fuck it" and just drew him as that one white guy they always draw. I guess Connor Hawke should look more like Tiger Woods or something, even if he does dye his hair and his eyebrows.

I've always wondered if these kinds of misrepresentations in the media are just plain ignorance or if they represent some kind of white-person denial about how most Caucasian phenotypes are recessive?
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