Color Outside the Lines: Media Avoidance

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  1. We ask that only those who identify as people of color participate in this discussion. White Avocados, while valued members of this community, should remain in ‘lurk’ mode.
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The Prompt

Apologies for this truncated and LATE version of Color Outside the Lines, but we’re here! I’m still learning how to navigate the block editor while also having an incredibly busy and stressful work week.

For today’s prompt, Media Avoidance! Have you ever actively avoided a piece of media centering your race, culture, or ethnicity? What was your reason, positive, negative, or complicated for doing so? Any media you haven’t seen but want to get to at some point?

As always, please feel free to talk off topic about anything you want!