Anonymous asked: Harry Potter is a BRITISH story. Everyone is one. Maybe except Lee Jordan, but he's played by a black actor as well. If Harry or/and James were black (ridiculous btw) then the actors playing them would've been black. .____.
You’re right, anon, I forgot Britain has been composed of entirely white people since the dawn of time and that there have never been any immigrants ever. Someone ought to tell the roughly 8 million ethnic minorities to find a new place to live.
And it’s not as if media has a history of favouring the use of white actors over POC (like Benedict Cumberbatch playing a character named Khan) so there is no possible way that they could have ever cast a non-white character as white.
And true, Lee Jordan is a British person. Unlike Dean Thomas, Cho Chang, Angelina Johnson, Padma Patil, Parvarti Patil, Rolf Scamander and Kingsley Shacklebolt who are space wizards swearing allegiance to no country.
I love how some people are willing to accept a magic school, dragons, Quidditch, the floo network, invisibility cloaks, polyjuice potion, ghosts, talking portraits and a massive government building located underneath central London etc all existing in Britain, but PoC living here is beyond anything they can imagine.
After all, a quick Wikipedia search shows that the 2011 Census found that 81.46% of the population are ethnically white British. The remaining just-under-20% of the population are, of course, hippogriffs.