June 13, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas


I finished the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier tonight, and it was a pretty good series, albeit short. I think it dealt with race in America as directly as it could have, really. Wouldn’t it be great to see a white supremacist villain? It dealt with fascist ideas a bit, through the eyes of Zemo and the All-American (read: blond-hair-blue-eyed hyper-masculine white guy) Captain America in a pretty complex way, contrasting the idea of Captain America with the humility and self-sacrifice that Steve Rogers approached the shield. Ultimately, Captain America is about service, not position—about empathy, not privilege—inclusion, not separation. The series did a good job with this, though I could have handled one or two more episodes.