And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.
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Ice off of a leaf.
My comic; “Introversion” is finished! Please go to the main page of my blog to read it in full size (the text is kinda small)
I really hope you’ll like it!
This is so very, very perfect.
If only I could buy this to hand out to friends/family/everyone when they ask why I don’t like to go anywhere.
teen wolf meme ★
#u know that thing that couples do where they don’t actually ASK the question#or sometimes they don’t finish the sentence#or they start laughing at a joke they’re both obviously in on#and nobody else is totally up to speed with what’s happening#you miss the tiny glance #the quirk of the eyebrows#the split second they share that says ‘continue’ or ‘i get it’ or ‘ure gettin’ laid later’#that thing is interesting to consider here #for science (via stilinskisparkles)
in space nobody will hear me complain but that wont stop me. nothing can
- age old quote by leonard mccoy
Where is this magical place?
whenever “strong female characters” insult men by calling them girls my eyes roll so far back in my head i can see my brain cells die
As I said before I should have known better. I had just scrolled down to part where you wrote this, “And, what about their parents? How much can we ask them to handle? How long will it be before the exhaustion makes them ill? How long before they break
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I retweeted this on Twitter already, but I thought it was important to post here, too. I read this with tears streaming down my face because this. This is what’s important. This is why how we talk about autistic people MATTER. Because you think that we can’t hear you? That we can’t read the words you write? Suzanne Wright, I hope you read this. I hope you do, because you know what? You need to fucking start presuming competence. You need to realize how many people you’re harming. PEOPLE. Not diseases, not disorders, but PEOPLE. Who are autistic. Who are children and teens and adults and who matter.