In this TFATWS Roundtable episode:
This TFATWS roundtable episode was born of the fact that representation matters. Madame Kris is joined by three guest panelists of color who share their thoughts on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Marvel’s promises of diversity:
Hanako Ricks, creator & host of The Fandom Hybrid Podcast
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Darrell Taylor, host of The Mighty Marvel Mix Podcast & founder of the Taylor Network of Podcasts
The Taylor Network Website
Robert Young, contributor to Spectrum Lounge Podcast
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Host Rebecca Theodore-Vachon on Twitter
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier continues Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Emily Van Camp, Daniel Bruhl, Adepero Oduye, and Erin Kellyman.
Check out our blog post, The Great White Gripe, for more on Marvel’s activist history and race relations on TFATWS.
To start our TFATWS series from the beginning, check out Episode 1.
And for a more thorough discussion of Sharon Carter, check out Sharon Carter: A Study in Selfishness.
References in our episode:
For more information on the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia, check out this piece from VICE:
The teenage girl killed by a police officer following the Chauvin verdict was Ma’Khia Bryant. Check out this Vox article for details.
Renowned documentarian Ken Burns made a film about the Central Park Five. Here’s the trailer:
In 2020, New York state repealed the 50-A law shielding police from investigations into their misconduct records. Read more on this at the Innocence Project.
For a thorough accounting of the death of Breonna Taylor and the aftermath, check out this piece from the BBC.
For a deep dive into Marvel’s history of social & political activism, check out our blog post on the subject.
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