Captain America uncovers “Real” Racism in Comics

Written by on February 15, 2010

This can’t be Black History Month, with good ole John Mayer creating a stir with “supposed” racist comments made in an interview. Now I am not overly sensitive, or a conspiracy theorist with a victim’s mentality, but thankfully we have Marvel’s Captain America comics, to ferret out any shenanigans that might be brewing…

Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called “the Watchdogs”, that are undercover  white supremacists. Sounds familiar?

Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observed an anti-tax protest from a rooftop.  The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like “tea bag libs before they tea bag you” and “stop the socialists.

“The real Tea Party Movement, didn’t think the comic was too funny and lead Marvel to issue an apology. Ed Brubaker, the writer of the controversial Captain America story, told Fox News that any and all references to “tea bag” will be removed from all future editions of Marvel Comics.

— Brett Michael Dykes is a contributor to the Yahoo! News blog

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