(The likelihood that somebody can say something that’ll really hurt my feelings is so small though, I kinda love it) (My favourite are insults about my doing something “childish” because if I did something petty or I explicitly went at you online, the likelihood that I contemplated that 400% is very high and the likelihood that I got a “you do you” from somebody I probably care about, like, and respect more than you is high, so that’s where I’m at with this)
The writer of two of the most well known stories worldwide, The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo was a black man.
Let’s not forget that he was played on screen by a white man. And the fact that he was black is barely ever mentioned or the book he wrote inspired by his experiences.
Other things not to forget about Alexandre Dumas:
chose to take on his slave grandmother’s last name, Dumas, like his father did before him.
grew up too poor for formal education, so was largely self-taught, including becoming a prolific reader, multilingual, well-travelled, and a foodie, resulting in his writing both a combination encyclopedia/cookbook (which just— is fucking outrageous to me) AND the adaptation of The Nutcracker on which Tchaikovsky based his ballet
he also wrote a LOOOOT of nonfiction and fiction about history, politics, and revolution, bc he was pro-monarchy, but a radical cuss, and that got him in a lot of hot water at home and abroad.
even beyond that, he generally put up with a lot of racist bullshit in France, so he went and wrote a novel about colonialism and a BLATANTLY self-insert anti-slavery vigilante hero (which he then cribbed from to write the Count of Monte Cristo, the main character of which, Edmond Dantés, Dumas also based on himself).
(…a novel which also features a LOAD of PoC beyond the Count, and at LEAST one queer character, btw, bc EVERY MOVIE ADAPTATION OF ANYTHING BY DUMAS IS A LIE; seriously, at LEAST one of the four Musketeers is Black, y’all.)
famously, when some fuckshit or other wanted to come at Dumas with some anti-Black foolishness, Dumas replied, “My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends.”
for the bicentennial of his birthday, Pres. Jacques Cirac was like, “…sorry about the hella racism,” and had Dumas’s ashes reinterred at the Panthéon of Paris, bc if you’re gonna keep the corpses of the cream of the crop all together, Dumas’s more widely read and translated than literally everybody else.
and they are still finding stuff old dude wrote, seriously; like discovering “lost” works as recently as 2002, publishing stuff for the first time as recently as 2005.
I’ll always be a lot of things but at least I’m never intentionally cruel
Trying to steal an identity from me because you were upset while you once told Mallory they’re “Jewish if [they] feel Jewish” isn’t cruel?
Own up to your mistakes for once and stop hiding behind other things and trying to drive endlessly on a faux-high road where you deserve people to be kind to you when you actively continue to be hecking up in ways you’re so “openly” against, damn, wow.
AHAHAHAHHAHA I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY I GAVE A SHIT ABOUT WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY
IN THE FIRST PLACE
BE UPSET MAKE POSTS YOU DELETE ABOUT ‘GOYIM HAVING NO PLACE IN JEWISH AFFAIRS’ DO WHAT THE FUCK EVER YOU WANT MAKE A POST ABOUT MY BEING ‘UNKIND’ TO YOU WHEN YOU COMMITTED A VIOLENT ACT OF ERASURE AGAINST ME
if you hear shit about me or think i’ve done something wrong
come to me about it and i’ll clear up the situation like i’m not deliberately going to seek people out to clear up misgivings of me but i’m also not going to passively lose or alienate friends on the basis of misinformation so like
let’s be grown ups thanks
It’s funny that you reblog this because you 100% did something wrong and you can’t not know lol.
s2g if i just got called white while being dragged into smthn i’m literally uninvolved and uninterested in we’re gonna have some issues bc i’m not into passive aggression or ya damn nonsense talk to me like a fucking adult it’s 2014 and y’all are playing like damn children g o o d b y e
somethings require in person interaction and also nah, no. (also it’s 2014, but like there are also still children) (and acting 13 works out for some people some I’m going to try it out here and there)
remember when allya somehow suddenly forgot that I’ve probably never mentioned my father’s side to her before because I’m so disconnected with them, but was somehow able to tell people that I’m claiming Jewish ancestry from a great-great paternal grandparent (which makes no fucking sense and is really insulting to her own intelligence for a span of several months)
or when suddenly amanda knew about my life and went out of her way to message people about some inaccurate bullshit or had people in her room talking about how “right” allya was for saying I “wasn’t actually Jewish” when like, she’s an RA and has an image to uphold and represent??? So??? lol
or the time molly was suddenly the ultimate “who counts as Jewish” voice when she was ~aPpArently~ “delegitimatising Judaism” ~all~ ~across~ ~campus~?!?!
or that I didn’t really care about being Jewish in any cultural or religious extent because I didn’t go to white allya to tell me about myself?
and somehow genuinely wanting to understand the—
I don’t even like text posts, these people, or white people trying to be something this much.