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[–]DeathAdderSD 706 points707 points  (55 children)

If there's a Cho Chang (and assuming she is of Asian descent), there gotta be at least one black student at Hogwarts.
In the movies Dean Thomas is potraited by a black actor.

[–]TamarWallace 624 points625 points  (25 children)

Angelina Johnston, Lee Jordan, Blaise Zabini and Dean Thomas are all black Hogwarts students isn both the books and the movies. Then there's also the Patil twins!

[–]JonGabriel03 228 points229 points  (7 children)

Kingsley too

[–]DharmaCub 231 points232 points  (5 children)

Kingsley Shacklebolt. The coolest goddamn name and character of all time. 80 grade name.

[–]JonGabriel03 87 points88 points  (0 children)

motherfucker became minister of magic too

[–][deleted] 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Token black teacher? Name: Shacklebolt.

[–]DharmaCub 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Holy crap, I always associated it with like lightning bolt. You just fucked me up man.

[–]kingsumo_1 25 points26 points  (0 children)

He was never a teacher. He was introduced later as an Auror working for the ministry.

[–]dtsyk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*Rusty Shackleford

[–]backinredd 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Wish Ben Kingsley didn’t wear an invisibility cloak the whole movie

[–]Nuranon 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It was kinda funny to discover the ethnicity of those characters when watching the movies. I was right at that age that I learned reading around the first book being published here in Germany which meant I was still pretty young when reading book four and not at all aware of naming conventions in English. And even when seeing the Patel twins and Choe Chang onscreen I first thought the actors were interesting casting choices. I eventually got it though.

[–]hazju1 34 points35 points  (5 children)

It’s not an outstandingly diverse cast, but I think it fits demographics well enough. This whole post is just ridiculous.

[–]DuchessofSquee 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Considering there's only 10 kids per house in Harry's year and 1 out of 5 of the boys is black, 1 out of 3 of the girls is Indian and they retconned Padma Patel into Gryffindor too so that's 2 out of 4 (because of the missing Gryffindor girls) it's reasonably diverse for the time. Plus Lee Jordan, Angelina Johnson, that kid who says the line about catching smoke with your bare hands, Cho (who is the main character's love interest at one point) Blaise Zabbini and Kingsley Shacklebolt.

[–]hazju1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The “catching smoke with your bare hands” kid isn’t in the books, though. But I believe professor Sinistra is black as well, so it balances out :P

[–]DuchessofSquee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know he isn't, but we were talking about the cast. Also why is he wearing a Gryffindor tie???

[–]GreenFriday 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How do we know there's only 10? Even if they only mention 10, there may be a lot that Harry doesn't interact with much. I know that there were a lot of people at my school I didn't know the names of, only found out who some of those people were years later.

[–]DuchessofSquee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's accepted canon. There's 5 beds in the dorm that Harry sleeps in. Rowling even acknowledged it I believe.

[–]iamritik 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Patil twins are Indian but I get your point.

[–]DuchessofSquee 5 points6 points  (2 children)

India is considered part of Asia in many places such as the UK.

[–]Orngog 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That may be, but Asians are not considered black by anyone. Except the black ones ofc

[–]DuchessofSquee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't see anyone saying they were. Pretty sure the KKK still hate them.

[–]oberbernou 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Eh, we're all the same to white people "not Caucasian"

[–]KristyBanalia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay Woah I definitely missed something. I'm usually pretty good at picking up on character visual descriptions. When was it mentioned the Patil twins were black?

[–]Distantstallion 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don't forget Crab, by the last films he had an accident with a melamine potion

[–]psykulor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He had an accident with getting arrested and then Malfoy decided he liked hanging out with Blaise Zabini

[–]Send_Me_Puppies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blaise Zabini was described as being dark skinned, but that could mean a lot of things. He was portrayed black in the movies, but the books were more vague about it. He could easily have been "dark" like people from southern Italy (Zabini), just as easily he could have been African (based on his potterwiki page).

[–]is_a_jerk 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Lee Jordan too.

[–]SKyletoft 37 points38 points  (16 children)

https://youtu.be/hUUZbgOPFLY

0:26 ish (on mobile, can't get a link with timestamp)

[–]omegashadow 19 points20 points  (4 children)

This fucking hurts to watch.

[–]SKyletoft 5 points6 points  (3 children)

480p or content?

[–]omegashadow 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Content, it's visceral.

[–]eversaur 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Early Star Kid isnt great but stuff like Twisted (their Aladdin musical) is 10x better

[–]ohpuic 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I first heard of them when 'I don't want to do work today' song got stuck in my head for a week.

[–]ZeldaZealot 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Everyone involved in that monstrosity deserves jail time.

[–]CashWho 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You're not gonna get into Pigfarts with that attitude, my guy...

[–]heff17 30 points31 points  (0 children)

AVPM is a hundred times better than most of the absolute garbage Hollywood has sold as adaptations.

[–]mooncritter_returns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hwat?? Oh come on. I think the Southern belle-Cho's a good twist.

Also, "Granger danger" still gets stuck in my head.

[–]IndieComic-Man 0 points1 point  (5 children)

I finally get that Jennie Brown joke.

[–]SKyletoft 1 point2 points  (4 children)

What joke?

[–]IndieComic-Man 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Ron’s sister assumed the asian girl was Cho Chang but she was Jennie Brown. I thought the joke was that it was a non asian name but it was that Jennie Brown has her race changed in the movies. So not only did they change Cho Chang’s race, they referenced how Jennie Brown’s race was changed as well.

[–]SKyletoft 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh, you're getting Lavenders name wrong.

I thought there was a joke referencing this by someone called Jennie.

[–]IndieComic-Man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I guess I got that wrong. My bad. I’ve actually only seen the musical and the rifftrax of the movies so I don’t know much about the characters. Not sure where I got Jennie from.

[–]heff17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you mess up a name that badly that is in the clip you clearly had to watch to have this revelation? It's Lavender, not Jennie.

[–]Yano_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lee Jordan is introduced as a black character with dreadlocks

[–]MyNameIsZaxer2 80 points81 points  (1 child)

A "blacktor", if you will.

[–]PerceivedSlight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fred and George's friend Lee Jordan.

[–]Astrokiwi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pop pop!

[–]averagejoegreen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude potraited

[–]Ham_Kitten 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If there's a Cho Chang (and assuming she is of Asian descent)

Seems like a given, but there genuinely were people who were upset when an Asian actor was cast as Cho Chang in the films. Somehow they thought she wasn't Asian because she's from Britain.

[–]Psychast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

(assuming she is of Asian descent)

Nah son, as African as Mansa Musa, that one.

[–]CouldBeWolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Portrayed*

[–]vieman -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Just the typical generic Asian women thrown in for diversity purposes.

[–]Snoutalicious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whys it gotta be for diversity purposes why couldn’t she just be an Asian character hello