Tuesday, June 7, 2016

WTF! Did Hermione Granger Just Turned Black?

A Black Hermione?
Harry Potter fans everywhere should be ecstatic to know that their favorite Hogwarts character is all grown up. The wizard orphan will be seen in the upcoming stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

The cast has also been officially revealed. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as the beloved gang of wizards, Harry, Hermione and Ron. Wait what? The part of Hermione was won by a black English actress?

Author J.K. Rowling addressed the casting of Dumezweni as Hermione, supporting the South African-born actor and pointing out that the character's ethnicity was "never specified" in her original books.

It appears that Rowling seems to have forgotten everything that she wrote in that book as she explicitly described Hermione's mother as white. She also forgot about the drawings she drew herself with Hermione being white. When the trio (Emma Watson, Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint) was cast for the movies, she stated that they were "exactly as she imagined".

"Hermione's white face was sticking out from behind a tree," this was written in the "Prisoner of Azkaban" book. People argue that this was meant to convey the expression 'her face going white with fear' and while it could be said she was afraid in this scene, if this had been a case of using an expression to convey fear, Rowling would have written it as "Hermione's face, which had gone white with fear, was sticking out from behind a tree." Also in this scene, it's night time, and Harry is thinking this from a distance.

There were also numerous times where Hermione was described as going 'very pink' when she was embarrassed and blushing. Now, was there any particular book everywhere with a character that was canonically black being described as going 'very pink' in the face when they blushed. Now, this isn't me saying black people can't blush, but if Hermione was black, this wouldn't have happened.

Finally, JKR had no problem describing or making it obvious through names what ethnicities other characters were. The name Hermione is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Hermione is: Well born. Stone. This is also the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare's play "The Winter's Tale" (1610)

Nobody is against casting a black actor, but every Harry Potter from both ends of the Earth are incessant against a creator of a series of books that were written over a decade ago suddenly pretending that a character she wrote as white can suddenly be anything. It's pandering to the Social (In)Justice Warrior (SJW) crowd that scream RACISM anytime the slightest thing a white person does that doesn't include people of color.

Book Hermione can only be the following: 100 percent white, or mixed. It's a canon fact that she can't be 100 percent black.

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