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Captain America and Whiteness: The Dilemma of the Superhero by [Kersey, Paul]
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Length: 157 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled

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  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Publisher: SBPDL Publishing (July 22, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EOTEIQ
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By Steve Glass on September 19, 2013
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Back in 2001, the Justice League cartoon came out. From the creators of the excellent "Batman: The Animated Series" the JL cartoon featured the introduction of a black male as the Green Lantern character.

For those unaware, the Green Lantern has traditionally been depicted as a white guy.

The reasoning from Bruce Timm?

As Kersey notes in the book, Timm told the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"Create and producer Bruce Timm, a sort of star in the confined world of superhero TV animation, said he chose a black superhero “so it wasn’t just a bunch of white guys saving the universe every day.”

And that quote is the crux of the Kersey's book of essays.

It's an engaging read, with in-depth analysis of Watchmen, the Marvel Comics "Civil War" saga, Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns," and a powerful essay at what an actual Captain America - frozen since the 1940s - would think about modern, multicultural America.

If you like comics, this is a must read.
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A must read for all! People who call this work racist are unaware of the truth and some cannot take the truth. This book is an eye opener for all who read it!
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Telling the truth will get you everywhere, eh??

Youbetcha!!

It's about time!!! It just continues to go on so controlled by murdoch and Soros with their Marxist agenda....But truth still prevails.
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The author is in need of a good editor to correct the typos and other mistakes in language mechanics discovered in the Kindle edition. This basic problem is symptomatic of the text's rhetorical flaw: Kersey abandons his initial academic analysis for a specific assertion that the Black minority is overtaking Whites in America. It was disappointing that his initial evaluation of the role that historically White superheroes play in a multi-cultural society was derailed in favor of fueling racially-motivated paranoia. He reveals this bias with opinion-based phrases such as "Disingenuous White Liberals" and "Black-Run America." In essence, Jersey takes an interesting idea and fails to properly apply logical analysis, instead handing his book over to emotionalism and fear.
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