My Reaction After I Read Those Two Quotes:
Yeah, my reaction wasn’t pretty. Now, that I have rebooted and my rage has died dow a bit, I wanted to talk about these passages for a bit.
These two quotes are the most racists passages I have seen in the books so far. These two quotes were yet another sucker punch in the face. Why might you ask? Because if you substitute “Downworlder” with the minority of your choice, this would look like it was ripped from the mouth of a hardcore racist. For me especially, since I’m black, it really felt that it was ripped from a black civil rights era racists. Oh, Isabelle and Jace try to hand wave it with the Downworlders are just as nasty, but no that doesn’t fly. The reason is because Downworlders are a marginalized race of people, who basically have little rights under the Clave’s rule.
Clary basically spells out for us. Downworlders are great to flirt or a have a fling with, they are good enough to serve Shadowhunters, but they are not good enough to be in a relationship with. Again, replace the word “Downworlders” with the word “Black.” Is this making you uncomfortable yet? Because it’s really REALLY pissing me off. So to you, to Clare, and to everyone who think that Shadowhunters are spelshul and can’t do no wrong and are not Xenophobic, racists asswhipes…