5 Incredibly Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism


‘It’s Not About Race’

Not only do these arguments always turn out to be implicitly racist, but they usually directly contradict themselves. In the midst of trying to defend not wanting any of their favorite superheroes to be depicted as Black, some people claim that the argument has nothing to do with race – a claim that’s impossible because the conversation in and of itself is indeed about race. One comment on a message board said, “I’m not for changing Spiderman to a black dude. This isn’t about race and it wouldn’t matter if Spiderman wasn’t such an iconic character. Change Daredevil to a black guy, no one would care …. Spiderman is the second most popular superhero of all time trailing ONLY Superman in his awesomeness.” So there you have it, it’s just the awesome characters who can’t be changed to Black characters — but it has nothing to with race and everything to do with how awesome one race is allowed to be portrayed.

5 Replies to “5 Incredibly Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism”

  1. One thing about #5 ‘So Why Don’t You Make Black Characters White?’ is like when whites call BET and Black History Month racist. People who make these arguments ignore the fact that Blacks don't the get the recognition they deserve while their race gets the abundance of exposure in all categories

  2. My only disagreement would be the mention of comic fans only ranting and raving about changes when a white character is made white. Comic fans rage over any changes, ie: kryptonite not existing in the new superman, bane being whatever he was instead of Mexican in the new batman series, deadpool beings turned into whatever the fuck he was in the wolverine movie, or every single change to the fantastic 4 OTHER than a black human torch in the upcoming film. And those are just a few examples, not all comic nerds are racists, we're just a stickler for proper representation of comic lore lol. IDC what race the characters are personally, but cmon…bane was a fucking luchadore not a terrorist lol

  3. Um about the Black Johnny Storm and white sister ther are people who have twins one white and one black So why is it so far fetched

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