Decolonizing My Fandom

The Nerds of Color

Dr. Who. Star Trek. The Twilight Zone. The Night Stalker. Monty Python’s Flying Circus.Battlestar Galactica (the original series) E. E. “Doc” Smith. JRR Tolkien. David Eddings. Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman. Joseph Campbell. The Avengers(tv show and comic), Spider-Man, The Uncanny X-Men, DC’s Trinity and on and on and on. What do all of these pieces of geek-pop have in common? They were all generated from the minds of (mostly) white men.

Not that there is anything inherently wrong with this, but it begs the question: Do I actually like this stuff, or is it all part of some kind of indoctrination into the dominant culture?

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  1. I’ve always wondered about that with regards to myself. So I tend to not tell people if I’m watching it or not. Then I just watch what I want and decide from there. Nearly all the “fandoms” I haven’t started watching it until after a few episodes.

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