Because There Was No Racism ...

More

Adam Serwer at The American Prospect calls out Captain America for painting a world where segregation "doesn't seem to have happened":


Marvel has since attempted to grapple with this aspect of American history in various ways -- most notably by retconning the history so that the first Captain America was a black man named Isaiah Bradley, who is part of Tuskegee-like early experiments with the super-soldier serum that eventually turns Steve Rogers from a 98-pound weakling into Captain America. 

The film was enjoyable otherwise, but it's a shame that the film dodges the issue of race almost entirely, particularly since Marvel itself has done a rather admirable job of confronting it within the source material.

I really didn't like the art that went with "Truth." I guess I need to go back in re-read. It was a great idea, and it would have been awesome if the movie could have integrated it somehow. Obviously that's asking too much.
Jump to comments
Presented by

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Are Americans So Bad at Saving Money?

The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

From This Author

Just In