Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Afro-Hispanic (And Maybe Gay) Spider-Man Will "Reflect" The Racial Changes In America
Why would whites get bent out of shape over the new Afro-Hispanic Spider Man? He is, after all, a comic book character. And, hey, Marvel Comics announced the new teenaged black kid would reflect the "racial changes in America" and make the Marvel Universe more "diverse."
I suppose a similar rationale might underlie why the Norse god Heimdall was played by a black actor in the recent movie "Thor." After all, the population of many parts of Scandinavia is looking much darker now than it did in the 9th century.
Some media have been ruthless in their mockery of whites who complained about these casting/creative decisions.
But why is it always the white heroes and white gods and white icons that must fall before the sacred religion of multi-culturalism? What would the black community say if, for example, gay Latino icon Ricky Martin was cast in the lead role in a new film about the folk hero John Henry? Would the NAACP sit silent as their "steel drivin' man" underwent a "queering" in the name of "reflecting" demographic change?
Indeed, speaking of folk heroes, what if some forward-thinking director cast Gabourey Sidibe as Anne in the latest production of The Diary of Anne Frank? Would a certain tribe really mind so much, as long as it "reflected" the "racial changes" in modern Amsterdam?
Once again it's Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, WHITE ICONS for EVERYBODY!