#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy
THIS IS FROM AGENTS OF SHIELD YOU COMPLETE ARSE
SCREW YOU TUMBLR, OKAY THE KID NEVER SAID THAT THE LEGIT LINE IS “I’m okay” THIS KID’S FAMILY REALLY POOR OKAY AND HE DIDN’T WANT HIS DAD TO SPEND MONEY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY GOD DAMN IT
GET OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR PRETENTIOUS SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGING
Seriously, even if you just read the kid’s lips it should be obvious he doesn’t say “Why aren’t any of them black?”
I hate Tumblr.
Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
"Census records suggest that about 15% of all cowboys were of African-American ancestry—ranging from about 25% on the trail drives out of Texas, to very few in the northwest. Similarly, cowboys of Mexican descent also averaged about 15% of the total, but were more common in Texas and the southwest.”
Fun Argument Fact: You can celebrate historical diversity without vastly exaggerating it to make yourself look noble.