Jul 15, 2022
It’s no secret that we love fantasy and science fiction in all its forms here at Geeks Represent not only for its entertainment value but for its rich commentary on our society by reimagining our past, remodeling our present or reshaping our future. However, like anything else good created by mankind, it can be perverted by the specter of racial bias from both creators and fans alike and may lead to our cultural destruction if not addressed. So without further ado, let’s take a look at racism in science fiction and fantasy.
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00:01:02 Importance Of Calling Out Racism Even Amongst Fandoms
00:06:38 Examples Of Problematic Tropes in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
00:27:11 Inherent Racism In Fandoms?
00:33:10 Need To Protect Child Actors/Actresses From Toxic Fandoms
00:37:54 Easy Targets Of Toxic Fandoms In General
00:50:28 Studios Casting Diversity
00:57:20 What Can We Do As Both Creators And Fans To Address Racism In Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
01:05:23 Last Thoughts