‘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.