1. Toph is a member of the Bei Fong family. I hate to belabor the obvious here, but that’s NOT a white name, or a hispanic name. That is a Chinese name. Translation here.
2. Now on to the good part. This is Toph’s dad:
…as you can see, he is obviously Asian. You get that, right? That is just not a white person. I don’t care how pale his skin is. He’s an aristocratic man in a society that is modeled after ancient China/Japan/Korea. Of course he’s pale skinned.
3. This is Toph’s mom:
…again. She’s very asian. VERY, VERY Asian. Do we need to go into how Asian she is? I hope not.
4. WHEN TWO ASIAN PEOPLE HAVE BABIES, THEIR BABIES END UP LOOKING ASIAN.
5. I know, I know. Toph has light skin and dark hair! She could be white! EXCEPT:
…she’s really fucking not.
Toph is really Asian.
I hope you understand.
AND THAT BEING SAID:
RACIST. AS. FUCK.
…why you might ask?
…because YOU TURNED AN ASIAN GIRL WHITE.
BECAUSE DESPITE OBVIOUS CUES AND HINTS AND FACIAL FEATURES…
…YOU THOUGHT THAT WAS UNIMPORTANT.
/thus endeth the lesson for today.
Dear white-washing avatar fans: Toph is NOT white (a lesson in genetics and your “inadvertent”racism)