#BlackHogwarts Is Trending On Twitter — & The Posts Are Honestly Beautiful!

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There is no denying there has been a diversity problem in the Harry Potter franchise.

We mean, in the films, pretty much ALL of the main characters were portrayed by white actors and actresses. While recent casting efforts in spin off projects — re: black Hermione in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — show that J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding world isn’t totally white washed, there’s still more inclusivity efforts that can be done.

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Thus, we were pretty pleased to find that #BlackHogwarts was trending on Twitter on Thursday. In an attempt to diversify the beloved fictional Wizarding school, Black Twitter responded by showing what Hogwarts would be like if black students attended. Snap! Snap!

Be sure to take a look at the best reactions (below)!!

HIGHlarious!

Hopefully this inspires J.K., director David Yates and everyone else involved with the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movies to hire more black performers. Fingers crossed!!

[Image via Joe/WENN.]

Jan 11, 2018 2:45pm PDT

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