‘So Why Don’t You Make Black Characters White?’
The reality of the situation is that if anyone attempted to make movie adaptations of mainstream Black comic characters and turn them white, their first obstacle wouldn’t even be the backlash for their racist attitude – it would be the shortage of such characters. Many Black characters in the comic book world are not even popular in mainstream media or don’t take on significant roles. This, again, is why comic book creators and movie producers are even making a push to increase diversity and inclusivity in the mainstream adaptations. The history of these characters often goes back to extremely racist times in the comic industry and in America as a whole, and comic book creators are doing their best to try to create a balanced universe for comic lovers of all races to feel welcome.
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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
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
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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