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So apparently in Save the Pearls, the white people everyone hates are called pearls. Asian people are called ambers. Latin@ people are called tiger eyes. And of course black people are called coals. Um.
Among the many many arguments I’ve seen pop up for why the concept is complete shit (all of which are VERY VALID and more complex and serious than this) one is: you’ve broken the entire world down into four races, the ruling class of which are black people, and you’ve named everybody BUT the ruling class after something precious?
Dear Victoria Foyt, your racism may be tough to solve, but I’ve got one of your logic issues covered, girl. Off the top of my head, have some black gemstones: Jet. Onyx. Obsidian. Then I googled ‘black gemstones’ because I am a certified genius and found this within the first few results. Also this. And this. And this. FIRST FOUR LINKS ON GOOGLE WOW.
Opal! Tourmaline! Agate! Apparently there is black diamond, sapphire, jasper and quartz (as there are black pearls, which are incidentally more rare and expensive than regular white ones. Isn’t there a BOOK called ‘The Black Pearl’? Whatever). Did you know that another name for onyx is chalcedony?
I’VE LEARNED SO MUCH TODAY.