Maybe I missed it, but the closest thing to a call for “for historical accuracy of the racial interactions” were my posts, and maybe @Dewey_Finn’s single post. Another single poster used my post as a jumping off point for their thought that having every white be vile was divisive, “ginning-up of separatist hate” … which got no agreement from anyone (including me), but was not concerned about “historical accuracy”.
And you and I had an interchange in which you were very gracious as I tried to clarify that the issue was not my hurt feelings as a white man but, as with Hunters, a concern that taking real tragic history and making it into something cartoonish does harm to awareness of the actual tragic reality that should not be forgotten or confused with fiction. That concern was why I felt it was, well not “necessary”, but worth seeing if my concern was shared by others. It apparently is not. The reactions were mostly posts disagreeing with me, @What_Exit just not seeing what I saw in this show, others defending what I saw as cartoonish conflations as close enough to reality, or explaining that they are more representations of Lovecraft’s racist thoughts, what he would have wanted, than what whad been reality, and your post, initially thinking that my problem was that the portrayal of whites got up in my feelings. You did seem to understand the point I had been trying to make by the next post, which I appreciated (and no apologies were needed).
But your comment later in the thread and here sounds like you still didn’t/don’t understand why I felt such was worth asking and was/are intimating that it is due to some racist agenda, since I have not bemoaned white savior movies.
FWIW I do recall Hidden Figures being called out for its historical inaccuracies too - both the fact that there was no historical person who was the Kevin Costner white knight character (allegedly a composite of several people) and that the systemic racism at Langley in specific was a bit fictionalized and exaggerated. True I said neither because I had known of neither before reading of each here. I don’t think either was done in a cartoonish comicbookized way though. Never saw The Help.
Also FWIW I think that real history can be used without comicbookizing it, even in a comic book medium, in a way that actually encourages awareness of the real history. Watchmen and its treatment of the Tulsa massacre is a good example of that. Comic book on all sides but the massacre itself was presented with what I am understanding to be some historical accuracy, valuing and respecting the history, and thereby raising awareness of its reality to those who did not know of it, and keeping memory of it more broadly alive as part of this country’s shameful and horrific past, not to be forgotten or glossed over.
Speaking about race can be sensitive. I am sorry if my comment or comments somehow offended or sound to you as if they have racist underpinnings. I do try to be open to the possibility that some of my perspectives may be impacted by implicit beliefs but given that I had the same mostly unshared concern about Hunters I do not think such is the case this time.