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- How were Mexicans portrayed in the new Wolverine movie, Logan?
- How were Black Americans portrayed in the new Wolverine movie, Logan?
- Was the black family in Logan actually white?
- Does Dr. Darron Smith like the music of the late George Michael?
- Why do Cholos like Morrissey?
All these questions and more are discussed in the latest installment of The Racism 101 podcast with Dr. Darron Smith and guest, Azul Uribe.
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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
The x-men and wolverine are comic book characters. The outcast of society, mutants etc. The whole unrevise of x-men is a political satire about what’s going on the world today to help introduce differences between people. Maybe you guys need to start “comic book 101”. I haven’t even seen the movie but I understand why they go to Canada. It’s extremely sparsely populated, America was extremely anti mutant at this time so it would be very dangerous for a volatile man such as wolverines or a little girl like x-23 whose violent as well. But livening in the mountains in Canada in the cold would hide them and let the girl get used to her powers. Wolverine is like he is due to the constant trama that’s Bern done to him. He was rejected by his family, used by a friend for years, tortured and turned into a weapon by the military and over all rejected by everyone especially if they know he’s a muntant. Please, please, don’t bring race into this. It’s a comic book movie. Wolverine doesn’t go looking for fights (though he might if when he was younger) but fight find him and people that want him dead because he’s blunt and crude but also an extremely powerful mutant who’s been beaten down his whole life but yet he rises and prove to others he is stronger than their negativity. He shouldn’t be villianized but glorified because an awkward Canadian hillbilly born years before anyone we see in the comics lives and even though he makes many mistakes he still tries to do ultimately the right thing
Thanks for your comments and questions. We will address them in our next episode of “Listener Questions”. The first of these episodes will publish tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5.
I’m not trying to be argumentative, yet Dr. Smith seems to be contradicting himself. In one sentence he says that there’s a weariness in blacks always being portrayed as stereotypes (usually poor, dysfunctional and/or violent families) in films rather than as whole people; then he says that in Logan they made the family too “white” because most black people in rural America are poor. With those two statements it seems that it would be hard to ever please you. Either they’re too stereotyped by making them poor or they’re made too white by making them not poor. In what way should a black family be portrayed in a film that you would actually be satisfied with?