It’s Time to Break the Racial Traditions of the Nerd World

WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

Here’s the problem with comic books, sci-fi and fantasy; for worlds that are make believe, they are remarkably traditional.

This is especially true when it comes to their depictions of race.

For years people of color were relegated to stereotypes and punchlines.

Now with the boom of comic book based entertainment, people of color are finally being put front and center in their favorite franchises.

However, whenever change is involved in comics, the so-called keepers of tradition go nuts and start attacking people online.

Case in point, when the first photos of Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2 were released, the majority of the world saw her as the badass woman she is. The traditionalists cried foul with the classic “but she’s white in the comics.”

deadpool-2-domino-zazie-beetz Zazie Beetz will portray Domino opposite Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin in Deadpool 2. Source: The Mary Sue

Point of fact, Domino…

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