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Old 09-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #49
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Default Re: The whole "freak" thing is getting old and makes no sense

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Originally Posted by weezerspider View Post
You realize just 60 years ago we had things as unimportant as water fountains designated for 'Whites' or 'Blacks'. It's very believable that all of these new strange kind that wear bright costumes and show extraordinary powers would all be thrown together just as all blacks were thrown together as 'unclean'.

And yes not everyone agrees they are all freaks, but not everyone agreed with slavery and segregation but the MAJORITY did and its perfectly believable that the majority of people would feel this way towards super beings.
Again, you completely miss the point. The problem isn't that people aren't fearful and hateful, the problem is portraying them as viewing mutants as a *single* group. IMO, its far more likely that, when looking at a white mutant or a black mutant? Its the "white" or "black" that would dominate any relevant bigotry, not the "mutant" bit.

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