Michelle Rodriquez is perfectly correct about minorities needing to create their own superheroes and stop stealing white superheroes. Nothing she said warranted an apology and nothing she said was incorrect.
When Iggy Azalea and Macklemore won hip hop awards, many Blacks complained in public and in private about whites stealing Black Culture. Being that in both cases, especially Macklemore’s, they were undeserving of the awards, it is understandable why some would complain. However, Blacks can’t be complaining about whites stealing their culture while at the same time Blacks are stealing white superheroes and trying to fit it in Black culture.
The same way Blacks created hip-hop, reggae, Jazz etc. they could create their own heroes, in fact that is what Marcus Garvey thought us to do. The same laziness that Michelle Rodriquez is talking about is the same laziness Marcus Garvey spoke about when he said, “God made man lord of his creation; gave him possession and ownership of the world. And you have been so darned lazy that you’ve allowed the other brother to run away with the whole world. Now he’s bluffing you and telling you that the world belongs to him and that you have no part in it.”
Blacks are creators, so why are we afraid to create our own superheroes? “There is no height to which you cannot climb without the active intelligence of your own mind. Mind creates, and as much as we desire in nature we can have through the creation of our own minds,” Marcus Garvey told us. So Blacks should be thanking Michelle Rodriquez for reminding us of the lessons Marcus Garvey taught us, not looking for an apology.
We don’t need a Black Cinderella, Brenda got a baby.