Color Outside the Lines: “White” Media

Hello and welcome to Color Outside the Lines, a weekly discussion space for people of color.

Thread Rules

  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.
  2. Shaming and hateful speech are unacceptable.
  3. Please keep potentially traumatic content safely behind spoiler tags.
  4. Nobody on this thread is more or less a person of color than anyone else. (We will not set clearly delineated boundaries on who qualifies as a ‘person of color.’ As a starting point, this thread uses the definition of ‘non-European heritage of sufficient prominence to affect one’s navigation of a society built on white normativity.’ However, we recognize that there are identities which skirt either side of the divide. If people feel that they meaningfully experience the identity of being a person of color, then they are welcome to participate.)

Prompt

This week’s prompt comes to us via Pachylad!

Have you ever been a fan of stereotypically “white” media as a person of color? What were your experiences like?

As always, please feel free to let me know if you have a specific topic you’d like to discuss for the prompt or if you’d like to guest post the thread. This thread is always meant to be used in whatever way is most useful to those in our community, whether for fun, for analysis, for processing, or grief.