Theseries was perfection in a lot of way, but there are still fun ways to reimagine it.
The demographics of Hogwarts, for example, skewed pretty white, much like the United Kingdom overall. The school of witchcraft and wizardry wasn’t exactly teeming with black students, with the few memorable characters including Dean Thomas (), Angelina Johnson (Tiana Benjamin), and Lee Jordan ( ). With that being the case, Black Twitter is having fun imagining how Harry Potter’s alma mater would have been different if more black students had attended.
#BlackHogwarts has taken off, and participants are relishing the chance to combine their love for Harry Potter with elements of black culture. Some of the results have been particularly great, such as Snoop Dogg being suggested as a replacement for Herbology Professor Pomona Sprout and “That’s So Raven” alum Raven-Symoné for Divination Professor Sybil Trewaney. See some other highlights below.
Professor Snoop, Herbology
— Kiki Roché (@OnionsAndWine)
Dueling classes looking alot like this…
— The Weekdae. (@TChalla_Fett)
The portraits in Hogwarts be like
— Brianna E. Tyson (@PUSHABRI)
— Tasha W (@lovinlife2617)
When you get sorted into gryffindor
— STARLORD (@spaceghostvil)
Pouring some out for Cedrick Diggory
— Iheartgraff (@IheartgrafDrew)
— King in the North (@DreadzNFreckles)
When The divination teacher is Raven Baxter
— Matthew L. Jenkins (@OWbert_Ein5tein)
We made sure Dumbledore went out in style
— 👸🏾🍫❤️ (@SierraDenae_)
Me after stealing potions for my DIY deep treatment masks from Professor Slughorn class
— Drea (@go_gina_go_gina)
The halftime shows at the quidditch matches be too lit
— AshanteNicoleStyle (@ANSTYLEdotCOM)
When your mama sends you a howler :
— BMKM (@Habiba__Ogah)
— Chuck Knorrox (@_fundimental)
When you get caught mixing Potions at the Qudditch Cup
— Emile Chang Jr. (@Emile_Chang_Jr)
Me: “I thought this was Defense Against The Dark Arts..”
Prof. Prince: Throwing shade IS the Dark Art
— NThenTheresThisAsshole… (@RaizenMSU)
The original Hogwarts was amazing, and so is Black Hogwarts.