Because There Was No Racism ...

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/07/because-there-was-no-racism/242513/