Black Panther Movie - Why Must Superheroes of African Heritage Always Be "Black"
For the umpteenth time in the last few weeks I've been forced to hear about "Black Panther" in the media that is racially insensitive.
Why is it that almost all African-American superheroes be called "Black"?
With the release of "Black Panther", it just brings up memories of "Black Lightning" and "Black Vulcan".
I keep seeing all these news stories on how this character gives "black" children someone to look up to - and that in inner cities the movie is sold out.
What year is this? My calendar says 2018...but it feels like 1962!
Why isn't it White Spider-Man, White Batman, Gay Green-Lantern?
There are plenty of great characters, such as Blade, that didn't need to be called "Black Blade".
And why should my skin colour determine if I will want to see "Black Panther"?
The media is way off on this one. Just call him the Panther please. And don't show stories about how "black" people are excited about this movie - I'm sure that people of all races are either interested, or disinterested in this film.