"It’s always funny to see people hiding behind an anonymous tag daring people to face them. Take off your sheet, step into the light, and we can have a conversation. Otherwise, you can do like the other lot."
Tom Brevoort, 2014
My name is Daniel Tonner.
I’m 27 years old. I live in Bremen,…
Wait, you mean…. We can CREATE new characters with their own superhero names instead of giving characters of colour pre-existing prestige titles like Captain America and Ms. Marvel? What a revolutionary idea, I bet NO ONE has ever tried that and seen it fail dozens of times because of the pre-existing power imbalance within comics and comic fandom.
Also, Hindu isn’t a race. You can be South Asian and be Hindu, you can be East Asian and be Hindu, you can be Central Asian and be Hindu, hell I have white cousins who are Hindu.
For a person who claims not to be racist, you say an awful lot of racist things (in addition to having to claim “I’m not racist!” multiple times.)
You say you don’t have a problem with Miles because he’s black but because Peter Parker was killed off in one of his THREE comics to make way for a half black half hispanic Spider-Man in one of them, yet you don’t understand the importance of WHY this decision was made. Do you have ANY idea how many young kids of colour picked up the new Spider-Man or the new Ms. Marvel and felt ACCEPTED for the first time? Do you have ANY idea why racial representation in media matters? No, you obviously don’t, because you’ve never had to grapple with that issue. You’ve never had to experience growing up without mirrors to tell you that you’re worth just as much as white people. You’ve never faced actual systemic racism, because if you had, you’d know why what Marvel is doing is important.
And pointing out the sexism that exists in comicbook a doesn’t excuse you from being a racist, you racist.