New York Times: Being White Is a 'Suicide Cult'
Failing newspaper claims 'blackness is a superpower'
The failing New York Times has claimed that being white is a "suicide cult" while hailing "blackness" as akin to having a "superpower."
Two articles from the divisive newspaper make for an interesting contrast.
The first article from 2018, “The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult,” argued that white people will destroy the planet and stole everything they have.
Between Sarah Jeong & this cliched moron, Pankaj Mishra, the NYT should change its name to, "THE WHITE PEOPLE SUCK REVIEW" https://t.co/NdZaiHce0l— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 30, 2018
Just a few weeks ago, New York Times contributor Damon Young wrote a column for The Root declaring that “whiteness is a pandemic.”
He insists that “the only way to stop it is to locate it, isolate it, extract it, and kill it.”
The second article, published Friday, “When Blackness is a Superpower,” argues that recasting white comic book characters as black will save the world.
Falcon. Black Panther. A potential new Superman. A wave of heroes, reimagined by Black creators, is conquering screens and comic book pages.— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 23, 2021
Here's a look at how this new generation is turning Blackness into a superpower. https://t.co/lCGkqHJvEO pic.twitter.com/SIRY3nX1Rf
As noted by Information Liberation, one of the comics the Times highlighted features Harriet Tubman slaying white demons (see middle left).
hello we have a BLACK SUPERHEROES package today:— 𝚍𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚝 (@dodaistewart) April 23, 2021
first, from @vvchambers:
From Falcon to Black Panther to a potential new Superman, a wave of rejuvenated heroes, reimagined by Black creators, are rewriting superhero mythologies.https://t.co/cOnHzPbYVi
In fact, the notion of Harriet Tubman as a superhero is a favorite subject of comic book fan art.
She is also the subject of a graphic novel series by David Crownson, which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
The slave catchers aren’t just evil: They’re vampires. Harriet Tubman doesn’t just defend the people she’s guiding to freedom; she wields katanas and wordplay to outwit and overcome the white men who see her and her people as mere chattel.
All of these heroes are, in their own way, fighting for an equality that seems ever elusive.
For Spellman, the opportunity to write stories about Black superheroes is part of a concerted effort to tip the scales.
“I absolutely believe that this helps re-contextualize us in a more universal way,” he said.
“If we are first and foremost perceived as less than, and I do believe that everybody on the planet looks at us that way, a superhero is greater than. That primal math, via a megaphone like Marvel — that’s powerful.”
Note how the Times has begun capitalizing “Black” but not “white.”
Demons can’t be afforded the same reverence as angels!