I know, I know, you are probably going to say, “I get it, Gigi! Raphael is a walking talking stereotype. Can we move on now?” Nope, because I’m going to keep pointing out every racist incident. Just for all the people who think that Cassandra Clare, and her book series can do no wrong. Once again, the first sentence out of his damn mouth is in SPANISH. EVERY. TIME. WE. SEE. HIM!
I would have just ignored it just this once, as this would have been a perfect time to speak in Spanish. He’s in a stressful situation, and under stress, a lot of people who are multi-lingual tend to slip into their native tongue. This is actually a logical and natural reaction.
However, any shred of doubt I have given Clare has been long gone. For those who are new to this series; Raphael is a Mexican immigrant, he also happens to be the only Latino character in this entire series. He looks like a stereotypical Cholo, and every third word out of his fucking mouth is in Spanish! Do I need to tell you guys how racist this is?
Every time Clare writes Raphael like this, I will point it out, because shit like this needs to be called out for what it is.