Not So Black & White: When Comics Explore Race Using Aliens as a Social Majority
By Stephanie Hoos
Upon leaving the theater after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, only one thing struck me: I was seeing a movie where the aliens were the ones who held both the ethnic and social majority, but a white male still came out on top. How did this happen? How did this narrative come to be? And, most importantly, did I believe that this was truly about whiteness, or was it more about the construction of society and how we all perceive race?