Yeah, he’s actually based on a character called “Man-Ape,” who wore a more-literal gorilla costume. But I’m guessing they decided that shit was too dog-whistle-racist to keep, when they redesigned the character.
I laughed really hard when he said “Naww, we’re vegetarians.” (and left unsaid: “but the look on your face...”)
They were also the dominant people in power. So, the repercussions are nonexistent. But, we can start at the next State of the Union and see how it goes. If the white man can shout “you lie” we can certainly bark a supremacist in chief
Editor’s note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther.
Good article. I missed the importance of the 1992 when I went to see the movie. I wish Killmonger could have hung around like the Winter Soldier to team up with the Black Panther in the future.
Killmonger was basically Levar Ball. He made some solid points but ruined them by being a colossal dick about it.
Accidental Suicide? “Whoops, I only meant to wound myself but instead I killed me?”
To your point - Garry Kasparov, who is a fascinating follow on Twitter as well as an international chess champion and defected Russian, points out with elegant simplicity that Russian psychological warfare only exploits what’s already there.
I wish people would stop calling trump crazy. He is not. He’s a narcissist and a psychopath but he is sane as they come. Despite his stupidity, inferior intellect, laziness, and him being just generally disgusting, he is speaking to white America. Blaming black is so easy. He understands this as any white man would.…
Wait wait wait wait, so White Nationalists are gleeing at the fact they tied themselves falsely to a school shooting that is now turning into a major scandal for their Nazi/White Nationalist Presidency?
I’m just praying for the safety of these extremely courageous kids.
Don’t play dumb. It’s not a good look.
Listen, I am self-aware enough to know that I’m prolly a tad hyperbolic and sensitive....HOWEVER, that line by Killmonger at the end of the film hit me so hard. I felt like hugging my father and robbing a bank at the same time. This movie is therapeutic. I’m so proud and happy for everyone involved with it.
Yes, when “basketball” is a stand-in for “you are black and therefore you should not be playing hockey.” It’s clearly intended to reference a racial stereotype, and deploying it to taunt and unsettle a black man makes it obviously racist as hell.
I wish them the best, but you’ll have to pardon my cynicism and skepticism that this will accomplish anything after seeing what hasn’t been done in the wake of Columbine, Virginia Tech, Vegas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Sutherland Springs, Charleston, and dozens of other mass shootings that have…
I can’t wait for Trump to try and discredit Omarosa by saying she’s just a reality show star, because literally irony no longer exists in TrumpUSA..
If you believe that I have a bridge for you. They may come willingly but we’ve heard stories of women being held there against their will.
Taking a blacklight to that place would light it up like a nuclear bomb, guaranteed.