As we all know, the most pressing problem facing the modern world is the extreme shortage of black celebrities. Fortunately, for the media’s Black Lack, your days are numbered
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The Revolutionary Power Of Black PantherMarvel’s new movie marks a major milestoneBy JAMIL SMITH… If you are reading this and you are white, seeing people who look like you in mass media probably isn’t something you think about often. Every day, the culture reflects not only you but nearly infinite versions of you—executives, poets, garbage collectors, soldiers, nurses and so on. The world shows you that your possibilities are boundless. Now, after a brief respite, you again have a President.Those of us who are not white have considerably more trouble not only finding representation of ourselves in mass media and other arenas of public life, but also finding representation that indicates that our humanity is multifaceted. Relating to characters onscreen is necessary not merely for us to feel seen and understood, but also for others who need to see and understand us. When it doesn’t happen, we are all the poorer for it.This is one of the many reasons Black Panther is significant.
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