But there's something truly odd in people of the majority (in this case, white) telling people in the minority that their desire for representation doesn't matter, and that we shouldn't be asking for it whatsoever.
So, really, what I'm getting at is this.
Minorities need representation. It normalizes them, broadens worldview, and inspires them to see heroes that look like them, even if the race is different.
Racists use indifference to representation as a weapon. If you haven't seen this, its probably because you're not the target of it. Its real, and you need to believe us when we tell you that its real.
Representation matters. It doesn't matter if it's "fictional species" that people are asking for representation in. That's it.
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