Black Voices, Entertainment, Race 'Relations' -

Killmonger is the real hero for those who refuse to assimilate into an elitist Blackness that leaves many behind

Black Voices, Entertainment, Race 'Relations' -

Killmonger is the real hero for those who refuse to assimilate into an elitist Blackness that leaves many behind

Killmonger is the real hero for those who refuse to assimilate into an elitist Blackness that leaves many behind

Spoilers:
For many, Killmonger represents the distinction between black excellence and black elitism by calling attention to the systematic oppression of black people of the diaspora while the people of Wakanda are, essentially, hoarding resources and isolating themselves from reality while black people suffer.

In the case of Black Panther, the blacks of Wakanda have an inherited wealth in the form of vibranium and, of course, the supernatural existence and isolation of the country itself. Both of these advantages have protected Wakandans from colonialism, leaving the rest of the world’s black populations to defend themselves with not even a fraction of the resources. It is here where Killmonger makes his strongest argument against Wakanda and its kings. And their system of governance which left him fatherless.

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