"So 25 years after the original Predator and we’re still getting slapped with the same — or worse — tired, predictable bigotry every time we risk our dollars or time on Hollywood. I don’t go to the movies much anymore, and this is why. But here’s the problem: all that canned bigotry we’ve been swallowing? It’s everywhere. It permeates all our media, from video games (even the ones I like, like Dragon Age 2, though it’s better than most) to movies to commercials to books (even my own fiction, though I try to be better than most). It sends us unsubtle messages about who can be trusted, and who can’t; who has a chance of survival in a crisis, and who doesn’t; who’s smart and who’s just a big dumb thug. Who will succeed, and who will fail. And worst of all, the canned bigotry in our media poisons the way we view the real world. This should not be news to anyone reading."
N.K. Jemisin (via myvisagewasted)