Our friend, who is a black woman, shares in a deep moment that even though she’s black, she pictures characters in stories as white unless their skin color is specifically stated otherwise. You, a white man, states that you find the statement very interesting and promptly change the subject to something else. I try to continue the conversation to discuss whitewashing in the media only to get cut off and ignored. [… The] thing is, this changing-the-subject thing happens every single time something dealing with racism or feminism comes up.

–Alicia Talks Media talks a trend she’s noticed.