Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?

Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?

I don’t think that superhero comics that deal with any issues in strictly black and white terms are good for any people.  The article raises some interesting points, but ultimately the grey areas (of good and evil, the individual and society) are where we not only find the best stories but the best glimpses into human existence. The article frames the discussion on African Americans dealing with the police as complicating the good and evil opposites of the hero and villain, but with the recasting of Captain America, I’m also wondering about the military. How this will address (or avoid) issues of African Americans in the military-serving the State and not a civil police force?

(Thanks to the Institute of Comics Studies for posing this question on their Facebook page!)

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