Come to think of it why are there no White Wakandans? There were multiple Black Asgardians shoehorned into a sci-fi/fantasy kingdom based on Nordic Mythology. Why no reversal of this? Is it because of political correctness or laziness?
There were multiple Black Asgardians shoehorned into a sci-fi/fantasy kingdom based on Nordic Mythology.
Idris Elba improves every movie he is in, FACT.
Laura, After reading the actual article, the article isn't the problem, its a dissertation on the history of Marvel and Black Panther mixed with some regional African history-actually somewhat interesting. the problem is the interpretation by Tor that it is reverse racist.
--Idris Elba improves every movie he is in, FACT.
He's excellent in the BBC series "Luther."
I haven't been paying much attention to US TV lately, but the BBC has been going out of its way to shoehorn actors of different ethnicities into incongruous historical settings, without any context or explanation in the stories.
That said, there are Jews in Africa, both light and dark skinned.
Reverse Racism doesn't exist.
And I'm guilty as Sin of wanting to know why there aren't any white wakandans.
If the writers are lazy that is a reason.
Reverse Racism doesn't exist.
Yes. It does.
Racism is not exclusive to white people of European descent.
"That said, there are Jews in Africa, both light and dark skinned."
Still looking for that shekel Moses dropped...
It might have something to do with the fact that Wakanda had intentionally isolated and hidden itself for a hundred generations or more.
The only two white actors in Black Panther are Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins, and Andy Serkis who played Gollum.
They are the Tolkien white guys.
(Stolen from elsewhere)
Apparently Wakanda isn't that cut off.
It does after all have people coming and going and clearly has for some time.
I get where you're going.......but I gotta lean into this and point out that Magneto is VERY Jewish. >:)
I haven't seen the movie. It's it religious? The other superhero movies have Jews highly represented? This article is saying it's antisemitism?
#21 | Posted by BruceBanner
Try reading the article it discusses a. the historical nature of jewish people in the region that the fictional country of wakanda ould be located and b. the history of jewish people in the black panther comics.
I think you are finding a single opinion and placing more weight on it than it is worth.
The movie was excellent and in broader cultural terms it is great to see a main stream movie that is centered on a cast of people of color. And it was more than just a "black" picture it was a broad main stream movie that is POC centric, something that is not that common.
Hope this will have the impact of a Deadpool, where main stream movies can be R-rated or like Wonder Woman-where a female lead can drive a blockbuster-we need a Black Widow origin story!
It seems like it could be a cultural watershed of sorts.
I'm an uber liberal when it comes to certain kinds of equality and I believe it does have to flow both ways.
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