“What Shipping Richonne Taught Me About Racism”

At Black Girl Nerds, Sharon shares some things she learned about racism and fandom while shipping The Walking Dead’s Michonne and Rick. “I’m not going to erase race from the conversation of where so much anti-Richonne sentiment stems from so that other people can pretend that fandom is a place where the shitty parts of the “real world” can’t get in. Fandom may be a happy place for you where you don’t ever have to think about social issues, but it’s not like that for some of us. We have to think about it every time our POC faves are written off as ‘not looking right’ with the person we ship them with, or ignored by the fandom at large, or hated on for things that white characters get away with and are even applauded for.”

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