Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.
this article starts with the line ‘when half the faculty at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools endorse a bill that encourages poor countries to take children from their mothers and send them to the United States for adoption, you’d think something was amiss’ and it’s probably a sign i read too many (or just enough) adoption blogs that my first thought was ‘i thought that was the whole point of international adoption’.
"Children who were not unparented or homeless before end up becoming institutionalized as a direct result of orphanages setting up shop in poor areas.”
Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
proof harry potter is definitely white and cannot be a POC:
- they dont mention his race, which means he’s white, the default race
- he has green eyes, which only white people can have
- he has messy black hair, a hair color most commonly associated with white people
- he is funny, charming, brave, and charismatic charismatic, traits i have trouble associating with non-whites
- he is a complex character and i have trouble imagining non-whites as complex people
- he is the protagonist of a book that is not about racism
He’s an orphan, and while the overwhelming majority of orphans are POC, important orphans that aren’t total charity cases (even though the Dursleys always harangue him about how grateful he should be while abusing him outright) MUST be white.
The best thing about being an orphan is…tricked you. There isn’t that much great about being an orphan. Contrary to what disney would like you to believe, there is no singing, dancing, or helpful forest creatures that join you in song as you go through your life.
It’s a lot of pain no one gets.
The only people who will understand what it means to be an orphan are those of us who are also “class bastards”—fucked over by adoption agencies that prevent us from finding our origins, fucked over by the foster care system who just sees us as numbers and statistics, “parents” who are abusive but get the clearance to adopt us anyways …the list goes on.
Class bastards, don’t give up and i won’t give up either. The odds are stacked against us but we are many. And together we are strong.
Page 1 of 14