“Humanity Not Included: DC’s Cyborg and the Mechanization of the Black Body”

At The Middle Spaces, Robert Jones, Jr. writes about Cyborg: “DC Comics’ Cyborg is my least favorite black character currently being published in comic books. He illustrates how the black body functions in a white supremacist framework and embodies so many different offensive stereotypes of black people that it is necessary to enumerate these characteristics as some of them may be missed by the casual reader, while others work as complicated dichotomies, masking the problematics beneath superficial attempts at ‘post-racial’ inclusivity.” There is some interesting discussion in the comments. (Thanks, Yaw!)

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