Sometimes I wonder: 'How can they continue to dare? Where does the audacity come from? Is it that these people are emboldened by either the everlasting grace (or cowardice) of Africans (or diasporic Blacks)?'
Just look at the contents of this screenshot from one of the episodes in Boku no Hero Academia (aka My Hero Academia):
The woman depicted above is the Japanese wife of a phenotypically Black character, Rock Lock. Somehow or another, Mrs. Lock decides to abashedly explain the phenotype of their child to viewers by saying: “Genetics went too much in one direction, huh?”
LOLLLZZZZ: What are she trying to say???
That the baby is "too black" or "too dark"? What's wrong with being black or having African features?
This reminds me of the alleged concerns of what color Archie (Megan Markle & Prince Harry's child) would be. If you didn't hear about it, check out a bit about that: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/08/uk/meghan-oprah-interview-racism-scli-gbr-intl/index.html
But anyway, anti-black much?
Now: I read some chatter online about how the anime translation and the manga translation were not the same.
I don't care.
Why don't I care?
Because this detail only serves to support the "bad-apple" narrative:
"It's the translator's fault" or "It wasn't racist in the manga" are both ridiculous retorts to the irritation or anger that people felt. The point is that this comment was harmful and hurtful in the anime. Since the damage was done, then push-back should obviously follow suit.
Why is it that the greatest superhero (All Might) and the strongest characters on the show frequently appear as phenotypically white (blond and/or blue-eyed etc.)??? What’s up with the Captain-America-symbol-of-peace-dick-riding propaganda???
My Hero Academia?
COME UP FOR AIR.