From the abolition of slavery to the Black Power movement, African-American unity has been considered a powerful method to achieve freedom and equality.
Note: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Marvel's newest superhero movie, Black Panther, has been setting records left and right since its release on February 16, 2018. In many ways, it is a classic superhero movie, with a clearly defined and often one-dimensional super villain that eventually loses to our hero.
But many are questioning who is to truly blame in Black Panther. Other Marvel villains are easy to root against, lacking compelling motives or backstories—but Killmonger is different, a character some are rallying behind. Killmonger seeks to arm oppressed black people all over the world using our hero's country's high-tech weapons.
Is this idea of black liberation really that of a villain? Or can we actually place blame on the isoloationist country that has prospered while millions have been oppressed?
Adam Serwer explores this question here: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/black-panther-erik-killmonger/553805/