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Son of a Muggle-Born Witch « The Monster's Ink

Alyssa Rosenberg has put together a very astute list of political lessons from Harry Potter, though there’s one thing that’s striking in its absence from her list. Perhaps she’s left it out because it’s more of a cultural issue than a political one, but either way, it’s such a pervasive part of the storyline that I will point it out.

RACISM IS NOT JUST DANGEROUS, IT IS STUPID.

If we view magical heritage as the Potterverse’s proxy for racial differences, then the message is not subtle: segregation will get you absolutely nowhere.

We see the vastly oversimplified categories of pureblood, half-blood, and Muggle-born, and time and time again, we see that heritage bears not the slightest correlation with magical ability. On the pureblood side, we have the Blacks (Sirius, Bellatrix, Narcissa) who are all very competent, but then there’s Neville Longbottom. His struggles are arguably due to psychological issues rather than magical ability, but still: all those generations of pure blood don’t make him any better off than his classmates.

Voldemort’s maternal family, the Gaunts, are so proud of their magical heritage that they’d rather become dangerously inbred than mate with any dirty Muggles, and boy does it ever show. Sure, they’re pureblood; they’re also deformed and crazy from all those oh-so-magical genes getting repeatedly reinforced. Tom Riddle is lucky enough to be as healthy and good-looking as his “filthy Muggle father,” but unlucky enough to have been conceived in a coerced union because his pureblood mother was desperate/crazy enough to use a Love Potion.

The Weasleys are recognized as a very old and very thoroughly pureblood family, but they’re badass because they don’t give a fuck about their blood status. Arthur is notorious for making a career out of protecting Muggles from the depredations of wizards. Ron’s older brothers are successful not because their family tree goes back through umpteen generations of nothing but magic, but because they’re clever, determined and dedicated to whatever it is they’re doing. The following generation of Weasleys, furthermore, is no longer pureblood. The first witch to marry into the family is not even fully human.

On the half-blood side, we have…well, we have Harry, for example. He gets his money, his looks and his athletic ability from his pureblood father, but he’s apparently inherited a sense of compassion and justice from his Muggle-born mother, who was a badass witch in her own right. JKR has disclosed that Lupin is a half-blood. We have Tonks, only child of a rebel Black mother (sister to Voldemort’s right-hand woman, no less) and a quietly brave Muggle-born father. We have Dumbledore, for heaven’s sake, the most powerful wizard of the century, also the son of a Muggle-born mother. We have Snape, a problematic character but either way a competent wizard with a Muggle father. Voldemort, most importantly, is steadfastly obsessed with blood status but when faced with a choice between two wizard boys born at the end of July, he chooses not the pureblood, but the half-blood like himself.

On Team Muggle-born, we have the aforementioned Lily Evans, member of the original Order of the Phoenix and Harry’s mom. We have Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of her generation, who never met a spell she couldn’t master.

The Death Eaters are not just characterized by racism; it defines them. The supremacy of purebloods and exclusion of Muggle-borns from Wizarding society is their end goal. The fact that their leader is the son of a Muggle father is never mentioned in their ranks. The only wizard he ever feared was the half-blood Dumbledore. They pride themselves on their purity of blood, but that doesn’t save them from getting their asses handed to them. At the center of the resistance we find a handful of teenagers including, but not limited to: the half-blood kid raised in the most neurotically Muggle household ever, the Muggle-born bookworm, the blood traitor, the kid who barely made it out of Potions lessons in one piece.

It’s no accident that the final book opens with the inner circle of Death Eaters killing a teacher who advocates for more mixing of magical and Muggle blood, not less. They wouldn’t bother to capture and kill her if they weren’t afraid she was right.

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Wizarding Life | Muggleborn vs. Pureblood: Is There Really a

Perhaps the Muggle founding fathers of America were on to something.

For centuries there has been–no pun intended–bad blood between purebloods and their neighbors in the wizarding community. Muggle-borns and half-bloods find an attitude similar to the Muggle world’s racism when faced with old-fashioned purebloods and their families.

There are exceptions to this pureblood superiority idea, such as the famed Weasley family. They are, as some might call them, “blood-traitors.” Quite simply, this means that they are purebloods who associate with Muggles and Muggle-borns the same way they associate with other wizards of “purer” blood.

But is there truly any significant difference between a pureblood and a Muggle-born? “The difference is in the supposed bloodline,” says Maureen Anthony, a Muggle-born and professor of sociology at Harvard University. “Pureblood wizards generally believe that because they have no Muggle blood, they are superior wizards to half-bloods and Muggle-borns,” says Anthony. “But the unknown origin of wizardry makes it impossible for purebloods to make this claim.”

Anthony believes that wizardry has not existed since the beginning of time. Rather, it was the result of a genetic mutation in Muggles that allowed them to use more of their brain than others. This belief would shatter the ideal of being pureblood. “By that definition,” says Anthony “Muggle-borns would be of purer blood, because they would be equal to the wizarding progenitor. Even if it is incorrect, purebloods still have no legitimate claim to purity of blood. Wizarding abilities are not dependent upon one’s lineage. It is true that some make better wizards and witches than others, but the only true superior power that purebloods possess is an undeserved higher standing in our society. And, to be perfectly honest, an over-inflated ego.”

Of course, many purebloods would argue against Ms. Anthony’s theory, such as Mr. James Hartworth, a pureblood who is rumored to be a rising candidate for the next British Minister of Magic. “The tainting of magical blood is an abomination! Our pureblood families are rare and must be preserved! Marriage to persons outside one’s status is inexcusable,” he said in my short interview with him. He proceeded to say some rather, shall I say, unkind words in regard to Muggles and wizards of “impure blood.”

It would seem that the idea of blood status is so deeply ingrained in our minds that, even if purebloods have no legitimate claim to superiority, magical society will continue to be split between old-fashioned purebloods and those who believe that, in the words of the founding fathers of America, “all men are created equal.”

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Wizarding Life | Muggle-born vs. Pureblood: Is There Really a

Perhaps the Muggle founding fathers of America were on to something.

For centuries there has been–no pun intended–bad blood between purebloods and their neighbors in the wizarding community. Muggle-borns and half-bloods find an attitude similar to the Muggle world’s racism when faced with old-fashioned purebloods and their families.

There are exceptions to this pureblood superiority idea, such as the famed Weasley family. They are, as some might call them, “blood-traitors.” Quite simply, this means that they are purebloods who associate with Muggles and Muggle-borns the same way they associate with other wizards of “purer” blood.

But is there truly any significant difference between a pureblood and a Muggle-born? “The difference is in the supposed bloodline,” says Maureen Anthony, a Muggle-born and professor of sociology at Harvard University. “Pureblood wizards generally believe that because they have no Muggle blood, they are superior wizards to half-bloods and Muggle-borns,” says Anthony. “But the unknown origin of wizardry makes it impossible for purebloods to make this claim.”

Anthony believes that wizardry has not existed since the beginning of time. Rather, it was the result of a genetic mutation in Muggles that allowed them to use more of their brain than others. This belief would shatter the ideal of being pureblood. “By that definition,” says Anthony “Muggle-borns would be of purer blood, because they would be equal to the wizarding progenitor. Even if it is incorrect, purebloods still have no legitimate claim to purity of blood. Wizarding abilities are not dependent upon one’s lineage. It is true that some make better wizards and witches than others, but the only true superior power that purebloods possess is an undeserved higher standing in our society. And, to be perfectly honest, an over-inflated ego.”

Of course, many purebloods would argue against Ms. Anthony’s theory, such as Mr. James Hartworth, a pureblood who is rumored to be a rising candidate for the next British Minister of Magic. “The tainting of magical blood is an abomination! Our pureblood families are rare and must be preserved! Marriage to persons outside one’s status is inexcusable,” he said in my short interview with him. He proceeded to say some rather, shall I say, unkind words in regard to Muggles and wizards of “impure blood.”

It would seem that the idea of blood status is so deeply ingrained in our minds that, even if purebloods have no legitimate claim to superiority, magical society will continue to be split between old-fashioned purebloods and those who believe that, in the words of the founding fathers of America, “all men are created equal.”

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Deathly Hallows Part 2
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Journey
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Release: 2011
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