Look out, J.K. Rowling: Twitter has some wicked ideas to bring a bit of oomph to Hogwarts. Magically trending on Twitter now: #BlackHogwarts, to make an impression on Harry Potter’s blindingly white fantasy world.
Twitter particularly relished coming up with new Hogwarts teachers, like a Samuel Jackson Dumbledore, Professor Snoop for herbology, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — who has boasted about “reclaiming time” — as Minerva McGonagall, and “That’s So Raven” Raven Baxter for divination.
Don’t forget the villains, like Dolores Umbridge:
Even the day-to-day grind at the wizarding school gets a bit wilder at #BlackHogwarts. Half-time performances are even better than Quidditch games.
Mudbloods don’t take attitude from Draco Malfoy, and even the portraits step it up.
Finally, a special farewell to Dumbledore:
Interestingly, writers Keith and Kenny Lucas had an idea for an animated TV series on a sort of black Hogwarts concerning a couple of bros finding themselves stuck in a magical historically black college. TV networks passed on it because it was “too weird.”
#BlackHogwarts: We actually wrote an animated show where we get stuck in a magical HBCU. A bunch of TV networks passed on it. I thought the script was dope. They all basically said it was “too weird” and no one would watch it. 99 percent of the executives were white. Hollywood! pic.twitter.com/Iq7dc9PIfW
— The Bros Abide (@lucasbros) January 11, 2018