Musings – The New Green Lantern, or How Diversity is Sometimes Still Super-Racist

I’ll freely admit I’m not reading a lot of current DC comics. Despite being hailed as a brand new jumping on point, the New 52 did nothing for me. I’m reading Scott Snyder’s Batman (which is amazing), and a couple others, but overall most of the books just aren’t for me. And again, in all fairness, I’ve never been a big DC fan. I love their animation QUITE a bit, but when it comes to the comics, a lot of their characters just don’t grab me – I’m down for anything if it’s well-written, but for my money, once you get past Batman, pickings get pretty slim.

So, yeah, I’m not necessarily the target audience for DC’s latest character reveal, but I still had some thoughts to share on the new Green Lantern, an Arab-American named Baz.

First things first: I have no issue with an Arab-American superhero, and I think more creators should be aiming for diversity. But I think DC may have missed the mark on this one. See below.

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