Equally important, however, is the ability to include depictions of people of color that challenge our notions of even commonly accepted attributes or bring fresh insight to repeated narratives.
Bismuth has a right to her emotional response.
Her gem is located in her abdomen.
The white-or-Asian-coded character gets to do whatever she wants to the black-coded character without even considering the consequences of using someone she calls a friend as well as someone she looks up to.
Steven Universe Future reveals a defeated and resentful Jasper living in self-imposed exile in the woods; she is shattered in a rematch with Steven, and swears loyalty to him after he manages to repair her gemstone; at the end of the series, she's seen living in Little Homeworld.
Pearl reveals that the invention could be more rightly attributed to Lewis Howard Latimer, the Black inventor responsible for creating the filament inside the bulb.
The show has so many positive messages to share, and it is important to make sure that when they miss the mark, we speak up so they can get back on the right path.
Everyone — every demographic — can be mentally ill, why in the world would you include a diagnosis as part of race coding??? The character of Garnet has won acclaim from critics as a representation of a relationship.