"Not even the force of two suns could do a thing to change who was allowed to exist in the universe."

This is a wonderful and poignant essay about the inherent racism of science fiction and fantasy. (via BoingBoing)

You think we’re being racist, my Mom said so many times as I was growing up, when we went round and round about these weird books and movies. I heard an accusation. But what she and my Dad were trying to make me hear was their question: Why do you love a thing that won’t even let you exist within their made up worlds?