Geek Culture Is For White People

Dennis R. Upkins

The_Midnighter_by_MajinlordxMidnighter is not here for your bigotry.

“See, I’ve had a lot of people talking at me in the last few days. Everyone just lining up to tell me how unimportant I am. And I’ve finally figured out why. Power. I have it. They don’t. This bothers them.”

Buffy Summers, you have yet to bear false witness.

It’s not easy being a minority in this world, particularly a person of color. This is especially true when it comes to fandom and geek culture.

I’m always fascinated when white geeks go on and on about how accepting and wonderful geek culture is. I don’t question their experience, I just can’t personally relate. For me, I have to be cautious of what venues of fandom I venture in, because it’s not unlike walking through gen pop, where you constantly have to look over your shoulder to make sure an inmate or warden…

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3 thoughts on “Geek Culture Is For White People

  1. Frankly, not only do I question their experience but I wonder what shiny drugs they’re on or alternate reality they live in. I have never found geek culture to be even remotely accepting or inclusive. in fact, I am amazed to the point of being IN AWE that they can say such a thing with a straight face.

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