This is image is taken from DC Story at hit fix Now on the surface value it may seem
like a good idea to allow a change like this for a character such as power girl. Yet the damage it does is far below the surface.
1. It makes the statement very clear that Original non-white heroes and heroines cannot be created and should not. Just give them the same powers of someone else and that should make the populace happy.
2. The iconic image of the hair is almost as a blatant stereo type as cosby showing up to the white house dressed as a stereotypical negro from the 40’s.
3. It is demeaning to try and increase sales by sticking a new face on another hero and calling it done. Sure they may tend to build a story around it but the idea is still there. It is a face on another hero and the ignorant masses will eat it up.
All of this and you can see why racism is still alive and well in the USA and the people being discriminated against are seeing it as a step forward for race relations when they are in fact missing the whole demeaning event. So power girl is black now. Annie was made black. The whole time I am wondering why the African American public is not up in arms over these clear attempts to take there cash and belittle the culture in one shot. But then ignorance is bliss. And I doubt that this article will get any traction in the ears of the creators.
It is just like the ignorant bigoted racist remarks by the NRA vice president did not cost him his job. While progressive feminist lose their jobs on complaints from con artist like Anita Sarkessian.
By Jin Okubo