1. Again, I said that because FUNimation hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to these things. They’re the same company that gave us this (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbeoOyf8vw
). I was simply expressing the belief that it’s nice how those days are presumably behind them. What “political climate” are you even talking about? I really don’t give a crap about politics. All I know is that Texas is a pretty diverse state.
2. I didn’t say race was ever a requirement for voice acting (although getting a black person to voice a black character is preferable to having someone else do it). Again, I was simply making an off hand remark.
3. I didn’t imply anything beyond what you want to hear. I am not familiar with FUNimation’s pool of actors because I don’t watch anime, and I’m generally of the opinion that anime is mostly just a bunch of creepy/perverted garbage. I don’t know how many black actors they have at FUNimation, and prior to today, I was under the impression that they were almost entirely white people. That’s why I remarked on it being nice that there apparently are people of other races who work over at FUNimation. I definitely wasn’t trying to get political. I despise politics.
I semi agree with the first thing, but rarely do any shows or movies they license have a diverse cast of characters, so they don't probably have a big pool of actors to pull from who want to voice in an anime dub in Texas. Sure, they could work on it, but I refer to my previous sentence. On one of the One Piece DVDs, though, for the last pre-timeskip arc, they had a behind the scenes thing with some of the secondary actors & one of the guys was black, which I thought was interesting, since his character was one of the hybrid human mutant people in the series, but that's not what I always expect from voice acting in general.
No, but like I said, it's a topic that's been brought up elsewhere in political-type discussions about race & such. I mean, most people probably don't give much of a shit about who voices characters in an animated project as long as they sound the part.
I know you didn't intend any implications. The fact that it was clearly, as you say, an off-hand remark shows that. However, as I said, you really shouldn't be surprised if someone thinks you mean something more from your statement. It's one thing to say the actor is black, but it's a whole 'nother can of worms to say, "it’s nice to see that FUNimation’s pool of actors isn’t just all white people." That just comes off as someone thinking there's a problem where there isn't. And I mentioned politics only because there's a LOT of social justice nuts who think it's wrong that there aren't more non-whites in acting roles, but don't take into account that the amount of actors of different races roughly matches the general amount of diversity in the US. They use wording like that when implying there's a problem with it, hence why it comes off as it did. I know politics is stage-4 cancer right now, but that's why people are quick to shut down that kind of talk, since it's more effective not to say things like that & just let things like that go without being noticed because it helps normalize things. That's all I meant right there. I wasn't accusing you of anything, I was trying to help you understand the situation, since you didn't seem to understand it right away.