African American: What is Wakanda to African Americans? | Allons

Black Panther has captured the attention of the U.S., and broke a few records while it was at it. Amassing $241.9 million in four days, it became the largest grossing movie in North America directed by a black filmmaker. Of course controversy came when it was revealed that almost all of the cast would be black, without them all being of a lighter skin tone.

To those who are angry: It’s upsetting to not see people like you represented, isn’t it? To feel like you don’t have a place in the world that the movie has created is frustrating. Now you know how people of color feel about most major movies and TV shows. Yes, I’m looking at you, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Even in real life,…

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