Thaddeus Howze

Thaddeus Howze

author, journalist, essayist

Thaddeus Howze is a writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technological and cultural commentary from his home office in Hayward, California.

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Luke Cage is the black hero we've been waiting for - Polygon

And his show is destroying expectations.

I started reading comics in 1972, the year Luke Cage, Hero for Hire came into existence. I am a black man who's watched media all my life waiting for a black hero who could represent me. Was it asking too much to have a hero I didn't have to be ashamed of because he didn't speak the Queen's English; a hero unburdened with negative stereotypes?

According to the roles presented to black actors over ten decades, the answer is unfortunately, yes.

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