Chadwick Boseman Helped Me Teach My Son About Racism in America

Chadwick Boseman at a Vanity Fair photo shoot. Looking up.
Emmanuel Lubezki (Vanity Fair)

Representation matters.

His talent brought race and identity to the white family dinner table.

And while I wrestled with the appropriateness of him being white and donning the Vibranium suit, I was assured knowing that my son looked up to a black superhero. Something my generation of white kids have never done.

‘Hey you know the guy who plays Black Panther, also played a baseball player named Jackie Robinson’?

Great artists transcend time.

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