The Black Geeks were founded to address the lack of diverse voices and content in the fandoms we all enjoy. However, when life begins to imitate art, we believe it would be against the very makeup of our being to remain silent while we witness the realization of horrors that would make Cobra Commander, Voldemort, or Sauron blush.
It’s our responsibility as a community, dedicated to elevating the voices of those who are rarely heard, to ensure that in between our debates of X-Men vs The Avengers or Star Wars vs Star Trek, that we speak out in our very real world against those policies, laws, and actions taken against marginalized communities. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated while imprisoned in a Birmingham jail cell, “An injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere,” and we are dealing with a serious injustice in this country at the moment.
We cannot remain silent as we witness the rise of fascism in our American politics. We are disheartened, upset, and quite frankly pissed off at the Muslim ban enacted by Donald Trump. It’s deplorable, disgusting, and the exact opposite of the ideals espoused in the U.S. Constitution and the values upheld by all civilized and reasonable people. We would love to be able to tell everyone to pray, and we do believe that will help, but we also fervently believe this is a time for action. We must resist what is being done in the name of the United States. We must urge people of conscious to work toward bringing sanity back to our politics, and we must do whatever we can in word or in deed, to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.
Reality exists outside of fantasy, and sometimes it is worse than anything even Stephen King could write. We, TBG, will be a voice and join the chorus of the multitudes who saw the writing on the wall, and even those who are just seeing the light for the first time, to ensure that no community, whether they be Black, Muslim, immigrant, Jew or Gentile, LGBTQ, Disabled, Native, or any person of color, woman, or oppressed people fall victim to the rising tide of hatred and bigotry. These are not normal times. We must act accordingly.
– Editorial Board