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Exclusive Interview With Jewish Social Activist/Geek MaNishtana

Welcome to With Great Chutzpah Comes Great Responsibility, your every other week dose of Jews and comics. MaNishtana is one of my favorite social activists on the web.  So often, American Jewry is seen only through the lens of Ashkenazi heritage, but MaNishtana is dedicated to promoting awareness of the diversity within Jewish communities and advocacy for Jews of […]

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Dear Kevin Feige, Fans DO Have The Power To Demand Representation From Marvel

A lil while back, director J.J. Abrams dropped a photo from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 flick that seriously lacked women characters. People were steamed and let the studio know it. Soon after, many new cast members with double X chromosomes were announced. In an interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, ScreenCrush asked if similar backlash […]

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Contrarian Fanboy: Comics Need To Learn From Paula Deen- RACISM AND IGNORANCE SELL!

Comics have historically been a fairly liberal art form. As much as I love human rights and equality… it doesn’t sell. It is about time comic companies realize what the fans really want… racism and ignorance, baby! Comics have always been politically leftist. Sure, the industry had it’s fair share of horribly damaging stereotypes, but […]

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Doctor Who is “THUNDERINGLY RACIST”

An upcoming anthology titled Doctor Who and Race includes 23 essays discussing the way race is portrayed on the classic BBC show. The writers accuse the show of having outdated attitudes that are “thunderingly racist”. Many of the writers point to lack of casting a black or Asian actor as the main character. They also accuse the […]

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Fanboys Celebrate! J. AUGUST RICHARDS IS NOT LUKE CAGE IN “AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Ever since the first trailer for Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was shown Sunday, fans have speculated that “Angel” alumni J. August Richards is playing “Power Man” Luke Cage. There are two reasons why people think he is portraying Luke Cage: One, he is a black dude, and two, he has super powers. His powers include […]

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RACE, COMICS, and MOVIES: Why Race Matters

Recently, my article “We Have The Power To Change MARVEL and DC Comics: Support Diversity, Support Miles!” received a lot of negative criticism about diversity in comics and Hollywood’s casting of black actors in white roles. I asked people to support Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and I was called a racist. My article was supposed to […]

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