#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s not the line from the show, nor the context of the ENTIRE EPISODE of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I understand the problem brought up in the OPs post, however the child is not talking about that color of the superheroes, he’s saying “I’m okay”.
He says this because his dad has expressed that he cannot afford to buy those toys for his child, because they aren’t financially able to at the time, but the kid is okay with this because they have been poor for some time, and doesn’t want to make his dad feel worse than he already does.
The dad (now known as Deathlok in the show), ends up subjecting himself to testing from the CENTIPEDE project because he was promised money. He basically becomes a guinea pig to Hydra because he wants to buy his child the superhero toys HE LOOKS UP TO because his child deserves a better life than the one they have.
So, the issues is actually one of financial difficulties and not race. An issue which is still of great importance to a staggering number of families in around the world, REGARDLESS of the color of your skin.
I sincerely believe that we do need more variations of superheroes for children to admire and feel proud of (race AND gender), but I do not condone people who twist things too far so that the intended ORIGINAL meaning of the context is lost in favor of the OP’s argument.
You may now return to your regularly schedule broadcast.
Oh I completely agree. I just wanted to mention that new America though ;).
Adding another sam to the list of awesome sams. (Samwise being nunber one. )