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Glenn Beck Blames Michelle Obama for Biracial Spider-Man | Care2 Causes

Glenn Beck Blames Michelle Obama for Biracial Spider-Man | Care2 Causes

Superheroes tend to be pretty racially homogenous. To put it bluntly, every caped crusader I can think of is white. So it was a refreshing change when, earlier this week, Marvel Comics announced that the new Spider-Man would be Miles Morales, a biracial teenager from Brooklyn, New York. Morales will replace Peter Parker , who died at the hands of the Green Goblin in a recent issue of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe Spider-Man. “We just thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if Spider-Man was biracial?’” said one of the comic’s authors. “Somebody different than the comic book norm – who represented New York more.” Critics applauded the change. ”The very narrative of the comic book superhero is about secrecy, it’s about needing to hide and preserve something special about yourself,” said Jeff Yang of the San Francisco Chronicle . “It’s about feeling important even when the world rejects w...

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