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Race & Comics

The Patt Morrison Show's guest host David Lazarus will be discussing if the comics and graphic novels of today have an increased responsibility to reflect racial diversity and dispel stereotypes. [ LINK: http://kp.cc/xwcQ5v ] Tune into the show (89.3 for Los Angeles listeners) to listen to the discussion, weigh in, and contribute pins depicting race issues.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comics

Growing up in Mexico, I read Kaliman, and homie struck me as odd. Vaguely Arab, with hints of telepathic superpowers. He looks dope in the all white, though, that's a good look on him. Here he's seen beating up on the dudes that are supposed to be giving Baby Jesus his gifts

Miguel Jose Barragan - New DC Comic's "Teen Titans" superhero. Born and raised in Mexico and openly homosexual.

Pieface - Green Lantern's Inuit friend, nicknamed as such because his face looks like an Eskimo Pie.

Native Appropriation

Find out more from this interesting blog on Native Appropriations: nativeappropriati...

"Batman #56 features a delightfully politically incorrect (in other words, racist) storyline. The South American village of Casanegro (yes, I know), in the nation of Mantegua needs their own Batman to battle an evil bandit. Gotham City sends Batman down to set their Batman up."

Storm from Marvel's X-Men series

Nightrunner - a recent Muslim superhero.

A tough question about racial relations is brought up in this Green Lantern comic.

Marvel's decision to create Miles Morales - a half-black, half-Hispanic teenager as the next Spiderman (albeit in an "alternate universe") sparked a controversy in August.

"...in this February 1976 issue of Black Goliath, Dr. Foster’s transformation into a superhero potentially resonated with American anxieties about urban “race riots,” and with the problems of social mobility and the black middle class."