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Old 06-18-2019, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
Would it work with Superman? Maybe, but it would take a lot of fan-wanking. I'm thinking of Smallville, where race prejudice isn't a thing and nobody thinks twice when Ma and Pa Kent adopt a black baby. But there would have also to be a substantial black community in Smallville as well. Lana Lang wasn't the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, but if Superboy shows up and is black, and Clark Kent is the only black kid in town, even she is going to catch on to his secret identity eventually.
Who says Ma and Pa Kent have to be white? Even in 1930's Kansas, black people existed. Families even, who had friends and farms and jobs and stuff.

It's not exactly fan wanking to say that the black skinned alien baby was found by a black human family, it's just how you tell the story with a black actor in the role instead of a white actor. Write Smallville with a higher percentage of black population than would be historically accurate, OMG, inaccuracy in a superhero movie!

None of those changes are a big deal to the story or the character.