Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cool Characters: Blade

Hollywood is ill at ease with images of black male power.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the flurry of superhero films that have invaded the world’s multiplexes in the last decade.  These comic book characters exist in science fiction and fantasy universes where people of color occupy supporting and subservient roles at best.  Every now and then, one is allowed make an appearance at the forefront, usually side by side with other white characters.