February 05, 2013

Oh no! Marvel and DC don't have enough black writers!

You can decide for yourself if this is actually a big deal; personally, I'd just like the companies to hire good writers without an agenda of some kind. But what cracks me up about this is we see this same complaint in Hollywood and in network news -- like comics, bastions of "progressivism." So, if skin color diversity is of such import, then why don't those who clamor most about it ... do something about it?? Why doesn't NBC's Brian Williams step aside for a black man? (Or better yet, a black woman?) Why doesn't ABC's Diane Sawyer do same? Ditto for CBS's Scott Pelley?

Why don't the actors of some of Hollywood's hottest TV shows and movies also step aside for more minorities? The cast of The Big Bang Theory can be replaced with all African-Americans. What? "That's silly!" you say?

Maybe now you're catching on ...

Posted by Hube at February 5, 2013 07:03 PM | TrackBack

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I love the comments section at the other site. It was only a matter of time before the "white privilege" line showed up. Classic.

I don't think I've ever read a comic and said to myself, "I wonder if this guy is white, black, Hispanic or Asian."

Just give me a good story. One that doesn't involve Peter Parker making deals with the devil.

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at February 5, 2013 10:10 PM

Same here. All I want is a good story. One without an agenda and without heroes making deals with the devil. Is that so much to ask?

Posted by: Carl at February 5, 2013 11:34 PM

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