My uncle is a cop and he is really nice.
A white person with a white uncle that is nice to them (a white person)
My cousin is a white cop in a heavily non-white area. He has always been a sweet man, and I often find myself hoping with all my heart that he isn’t like “those” cops, and feeling sick and sad in the pit of my stomach when I realize, based on the casual low-level racism he grew up around, and generally toxic cop-culture, that there is a significant non-zero chance that he is, because cops that aren’t are the exception, not the rule.
The only cop I know (my landlord, who lives upstairs from us) is a black man in what is now a largely white town (Cambridge, MA) and is literally one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever known. He whistles jaunty tunes when he does his laundry, FFS.
So yeah, I tend to stay out of “Fuck the police” discussions. The system is certainly fucking broken, but not everyone who works in the system is an asshole. I’d rather point the finger higher up than the guy on the street.
okay but stop to consider that bisexuality has such a bad rep that the dc people went out of their way to convince the nbc people to portray john constantine as a chain smoker, something everyone with a working brain knows is terribly unhealthy and that ends up giving said character cancer in canon, but the minute someone asks if they’re going to include his bisexuality 23847954567887 different dc people need to tell every media news portal that john constantine is 2000% s t r a i g h t and went as far to change their show’s other main lead to show that john is manly and can hold his own against an archetypal ‘strong female character’, in what universe is it okay to greenlight someone smoking themselves into an early grave but not having someone on screen say freely that they are attracted to more than one gender
I am bitter, yes.
Looks like the people who are working on Constantine are choosing to ignore the fact that he is bisexual. Officially boycotting this show. Having a lead who is canonically bisexual and making him straight is not only frustrating, but downright offensive in a world where bi-erasure is the norm.