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Are Asian Superheroes a Contradiction in American Culture?


After a rather interesting week that started with eyebrow-raising comments on diversity from Will Smith and ended with a controversial op-ed in the New York Times (dropped very quietly on Christmas Day) on why representation does NOT matter in the superhero genre, we shook off our post-Christmas food comas to ask, "What the hell is going on?"

Joined by:

Rebecca Theodore-Vachon: Film/TV contributor at Forbes, WatchLoud, Roger Ebert and Vulture. Co-host of @CinemainNoir.

Thelonious Legend: YA Urban SciFi/Fantasy Writer (Sins Of The Father) and host of the #BlackComicsChat podcast.

Imran Siddiquee: Filmmaker, speaker, consultant, film & media critic, contributor to Salon, The Atlantic and Bright Ideas.


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