Anyone who’s regularly on social media, and Twitter specifically, knows that it can be an ugly place. Trolls, hate speech, and getting into arguments with people you don’t even know and will never meet can suck the joy out of Twitter. But sometimes the community can come together and create something awesome, and that happened last week. With the VERY WELCOME news that Agent Carter had received a season 2 pickup, Mikki Kendall (who has a kick-ass essay in the back of Bitch Planet #4, if you haven’t read it yet) sent out a simple tweet calling for more diversity in the show.
And oh boy, did Twitter respond. In the best way possible. These are just a few of the amazing tweets that came from the hashtag #DiversifyAgentCarter. Check out the full list of tweets, if you have a sec!
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) May 9, 2015
#DiversifyAgentCarter because privileged white guys like me blindly assume the 40s were all white because of how media always portrays it
— Brett White (@brettwhite) May 8, 2015
Agent Carter at its core is about awesome people being overlooked. So a black agent (black female, even) fits. #DiversifyAgentCarter
— Justin Carter (@GigawattConduit) May 8, 2015
— Red Wedge Magazine (@RedWedgeMag) May 8, 2015
#DiversifyAgentCarter because the lengths people will go to to whitewash and justify whitewashing a fictional universe are considerable.
— Alina (@LJmysticowl) May 11, 2015
— Cielo (@ohsweetgoodness) May 11, 2015
#DiversifyAgentCarter People only treat minorities like a recent invention because period pieces often act like they are. Buck that trend!
— no thoughts, head empty (@HonestlyJon) May 8, 2015
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