Stop being special snowflakes and don’t make character design decisions unless you have a good justification for them. (This goes especially for people who draw the high-blooded characters as non-white, despite the deep racism ingrained in troll society. Yeah, that makes complete sense.)
Really… really? What is this bullshit idea that people make characters “Non-white” just to be politically correct? That’s the same bullshit argument behind “Token” characters. You know what? This pisses me off every time. People get so pissing mad if a cast is all white and shout ‘Racism racism, you racist fucks!” and yet when someone actually has a headcanon that a character would be any ethnic of ‘non-white’, people foam at the mouth with more rage and hate the character simply because they were made a non white race, because you think the author/artist/etc did it to be PC.
You know what? People should NOT have to justify why they’ve made a character any race; be it caucasian, indian, african american, asian or anything else. You ever think that maybe they do it because it’s their god damn headcanon? They should not have to provide any so called ‘reason’ why they made the character the race they made them. “Diversity points’ is the stupidest term I have ever heard in my life. Let people have their headcanons and stop fighting like children in a sandbox over who gets to make the god damn sand castle!
Once again Tornruler is a speaker of truths. Really, this just ISN’T okay, people.
This is beyond relevant right now. -Pollux
So, the above responses are pretty much spot-on, but they are missing one point, possibly the biggest point that occurred to me whilst reading the pet peeve: Okay, so far be it from me to be one of those douchebags constantly calling out people for being “reverse racist” against white people and stuff, but… the implication that the racist ones MUST be white?!?!?
I mean, am I the only one here who finds that insulting in SO MANY ways? First of all, implying that people of a certain spectrum of skin colour are naturally or by default ANYTHING except for having specific amounts of melanin is A BIG NO-NO. Secondly, DO YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE ONLY WHITE PEOPLE CAN BE RACIST? I mean, have you HEARD of the Middle East? You are aware that the big reason WHY Iraq is such a fucked up situation was because of Sadaam’s mass murder of the Kurds, along with the very high tensions between the Sunnis and Shi’ites? Not to even get started on the tensions between Pakistan and Israel? Or all the hatred and rivalries between the various Asian cultures? Or all of the many, many MANY examples of slavery of one race by another over the years, and the general dehumanizing that goes with it?
Pretty much every culture has been overtly racist towards another culture in at least one point in history, so choosing ANY skin colour for high bloods will work in a contextual historical sense of Earth. (Personally, if you MUST have humanstuck trolls follow a logical orderly spectrum of skin colours, I like have darkest skin at the top and lightest skin at the bottom, because one could correlate the higher concentration of melanin to the higher concentration of the mother grub’s slurry - at least, I vaguely remember that being part of why troll blood colours are what they are, but I tried finding that in canon rather cursorily and couldn’t, so whatever. However, my favorite way to divvy up humanstuck trolls is to make their skin colour whatever the fuck you want, and just do it socio-economically)
But moreover, the OP made the rather fatal mistake of taking their rather narrow world view, most likely as an American (which is probably where their idea of racist people = white comes from), and applied it, not only to the INTERNET at large, which by its very nature is WORLDFUCKINGWIDE, but through the lens of the internet, applied it to A FICTIONAL RACE OF ALIENS. So, not really a fandumbdumb, more like a fandumbthingyoumayhavemissedwhichiscompletelyunderstandableintheabsolutetorrentofSTOPandFAILthatwastheoriginalpetpeeve.
But I think that may be too long of a tumblr url.