the idea of harry potter not only straddling two worlds between him (the british wizarding world and the british muggle world) but also being met at each end by two entirely different systems of historical dehumanization/subjugation (with harry on one hand being a half-blood in a society built on blood pedigree and on the other hand being black mixed-race in a society built on white supremacy) is at once extremely tragic and extremely compelling narratively
it’s also interesting that either status has a completely negligible effect within the opposite world (i.e. harry’s blood status means nothing in muggle britain and his race means nothing in wizarding britain)
mixed-race harry continues to rise to the top as the most narratively compelling interpretation of the text
monthly reminder to unfollow me if you think white people can experience racism
Huge volumes of White Polish and other Eastern European people experience racism in Western countries on a daily basis as well as massive volumes of historical racism against White Irish immigrant populations in America to name just two examples. (The Irish of course were also subject to incredible racism from the English in their own country throughout the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries with residual prejudice still quite prevalent.)
Monthly reminder that racism is intrinsically tied up with class so of course White people experience Racism.
What’s more offensive here is the implication that there are White people and then everyone else who isn’t white, middle class and privileged is a “Person of Colour”. What a lovely single category of “Otherness” to put approx 80-90% of the world’s population in. If that isn’t a problematic view of race I don’t know what is mate.
I also don’t see how the idea that there are white people in the world who are subjected to Racism can diminish the seriousness of the Racism experienced by any other minority, for example, rampant racism experienced between many Tibetan and Chinese people, extant in both directions, or, as is the original case in point, Black Americans by White Americans - although considering the huge blend of cultural heritages in America those two can hardly be considered binaries.)
The open and helpful discussion of Racism is plagued by the desperation of the privileged to not APPEAR to be Racist.