‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Sends the Wrong Message About Being Black in America

The Marvel series finale undermines its own bold stab at systemic racism

Photo: Marvel Studios

The idea bubbling underneath Isaiah’s story is that America may not deserve and certainly hasn’t earned what a Black Captain America represents. The idea underneath Sam’s actions is that working harder and through adversity defeats racism, which is patently false.

Writer and poet holding down Columbus, Ohio

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