Captain America, Race, and Racism

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  • Song Name: Captain America and Racism
  • Artist: Darren R. Reid
  • Album: American Studies and History Podcast
  • Year: 2013

Captain America first appeared in 1940 but shortly after his introduction he was joined by sidekick team "The Young Allies" among whom was one of the most openly racist characters in superhero history. In this episode we explore how and why men like Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (creators of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc) helped to create such a piece of racist iconography.