“Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.”
“I want to fall in love in the fall
taking walks through the changing leaves
and tasting pumpkin flavored everything
and changing out our shorts for flannels
and wearing themed duo Halloween costumes.
I want to fall in love in the winter
slipping on ice
and holding hands
and staying inside all day watching movies and cuddling
and playing in the snow - but only for like 10 minutes
because any longer than that is just wet and miserable
and giving Christmas presents
and kissing at midnight on New Year’s Eve
and giving hearts on Valentine’s Day.
I want to fall in love in the spring
forcing ourselves outside even though the wind is still too chilling
but it just looks so sunny and beautiful
that we can’t help giving it a shot
and taking a drive out of town for the weekend for something different
and kissing in between classes and work and stress
and holding hands
and still staying inside watching movies all day
because that is something you can do regardless of the season.
I want to fall in love in the summer
dancing in dresses with skin flushing from the warmth of the sun
and walking hand in hand at night to get ourselves a treat
and shopping at the farmers market for an afternoon of tasting pleasure
and sweating in our bed because it’s so fucking hot
and the fan isn’t working
and really I don’t want to fucking touch anything
but I still touch you because I can’t deny myself the pleasure of touching you
and the monsoons forcing us to run to our destination, laughing
and kissing on a beautiful day.
I want to fall in love with you in every city in the world.
I want to fall in love with you on a mountain
and on a beach
and in the desert
and in a forest.
I want to fall in love with you every day.
I want to cherish every moment spent with you
and miss you every moment spent apart.”