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    Thread created on 14:04:12 - 13/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    So, I was bored and brwsing through Netflix, when i came across this thing called Black Lightning, who is apparently the first black Marvel superhero (I am not a Marvel comnaizseur).

    In the era of #BLM it makes sense that a black superhero would be fighting racism (ironically, from a albino African American who hates black people for some reason).

    I also understand that the show is made from a USA perspective, things are different there than in my little country.

    However, it seems pretty much every white guy in the show is a forking racist (except the one token white guy). It's kinda interesting to see the tables turned... instead of an all-white cast and a token black guy, have the cast be blac with a token white guy.

    Emancipation is a good thing, too. Slightly overdue, but ok.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap? How is a show where heroes with black skin fight white people who are all racist going to help us grow closer?

    I have a severe dislike for racial prejudice. Nit every Maroccan kid is out to rob me (that's a racial issue here), not every black person deals crack. And not every white person feels superior than all other skin colors.

    So how can this Marvel tv-series help us become a better society?
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    Posted on 13:40:31 - 15/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    I think you meant the show Black lightening. Not thunder. 

    I did not really watch it except for the one episode that tied into Crisis. Loosely connected to it.

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    Posted on 13:45:35 - 15/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    DrZed [237786]

    I think you meant the show Black lightening. Not thunder.

    I did not really watch it except for the one episode that tied into Crisis. Loosely connected to it.
    You are of course correct (black thunder is more cute).

    And man, I hate those crossovers.

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    Posted on 12:34:52 - 17/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    So, I was bored and brwsing through Netflix, when i came across this thing called Black Lightning, who is apparently the first black Marvel superhero (I am not a Marvel comnaizseur).

    In the era of #BLM it makes sense that a black superhero would be fighting racism (ironically, from a albino African American who hates black people for some reason).

    I also understand that the show is made from a USA perspective, things are different there than in my little country.

    However, it seems pretty much every white guy in the show is a forking racist (except the one token white guy). It's kinda interesting to see the tables turned... instead of an all-white cast and a token black guy, have the cast be blac with a token white guy.

    Emancipation is a good thing, too. Slightly overdue, but ok.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap? How is a show where heroes with black skin fight white people who are all racist going to help us grow closer?

    I have a severe dislike for racial prejudice. Nit every Maroccan kid is out to rob me (that's a racial issue here), not every black person deals crack. And not every white person feels superior than all other skin colors.

    So how can this Marvel tv-series help us become a better society?
    He's a DC character, not Marvel.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap?

    It's not supposed to. It's entertainment.
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    Posted on 14:36:17 - 17/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    So, I was bored and brwsing through Netflix, when i came across this thing called Black Lightning, who is apparently the first black Marvel superhero (I am not a Marvel comnaizseur).

    In the era of #BLM it makes sense that a black superhero would be fighting racism (ironically, from a albino African American who hates black people for some reason).

    I also understand that the show is made from a USA perspective, things are different there than in my little country.

    However, it seems pretty much every white guy in the show is a forking racist (except the one token white guy). It's kinda interesting to see the tables turned... instead of an all-white cast and a token black guy, have the cast be blac with a token white guy.

    Emancipation is a good thing, too. Slightly overdue, but ok.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap? How is a show where heroes with black skin fight white people who are all racist going to help us grow closer?

    I have a severe dislike for racial prejudice. Nit every Maroccan kid is out to rob me (that's a racial issue here), not every black person deals crack. And not every white person feels superior than all other skin colors.

    So how can this Marvel tv-series help us become a better society?

    -El- [463504]

    He's a DC character, not Marvel.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap?

    It's not supposed to. It's entertainment.
    Is it? Then why all the fuss about "finally a black superhero"?

    Also, sorry... as is clear, I'm new to the whole super hero thing

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    Posted on 14:50:28 - 17/10/21 (2 years ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    So, I was bored and brwsing through Netflix, when i came across this thing called Black Lightning, who is apparently the first black Marvel superhero (I am not a Marvel comnaizseur).

    In the era of #BLM it makes sense that a black superhero would be fighting racism (ironically, from a albino African American who hates black people for some reason).

    I also understand that the show is made from a USA perspective, things are different there than in my little country.

    However, it seems pretty much every white guy in the show is a forking racist (except the one token white guy). It's kinda interesting to see the tables turned... instead of an all-white cast and a token black guy, have the cast be blac with a token white guy.

    Emancipation is a good thing, too. Slightly overdue, but ok.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap? How is a show where heroes with black skin fight white people who are all racist going to help us grow closer?

    I have a severe dislike for racial prejudice. Nit every Maroccan kid is out to rob me (that's a racial issue here), not every black person deals crack. And not every white person feels superior than all other skin colors.

    So how can this Marvel tv-series help us become a better society?

    -El- [463504]

    He's a DC character, not Marvel.

    But what I struggle with: how is a show that focuses on racial issues going to help us close the gap?

    It's not supposed to. It's entertainment.

    Wollongong [12833]

    Is it? Then why all the fuss about "finally a black superhero"?

    Also, sorry... as is clear, I'm new to the whole super hero thing
    Then why all the fuss about "finally a black superhero"?

    You're going to have to show me where that was said, because it's definitely inaccurate.

    Also, sorry... as is clear, I'm new to the whole super hero thing

    You're missing out on some great films.

    The Captain America trilogy for Marvel is incredible.
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