I think it’s a social responsibility. I think it’s OUR responsibility to stand up and say what we want and what we don’t want. […] When they announced that Falcon was going to be Cap in the comic books, the internet went crazy. ‘Marvel and their liberal… stupid… I’m tired… Thor’s a woman and she’s stupid.’ But the first Cap was a black dude, like the Tuskegee Airmen. And, before this, the Falcon was Cap once before. So now for you to say ‘Oh they made him black because of Obama’? Dude, you have no idea what you’re talking about. And I feel like that kind of ridiculousness is what is holding us back as a group of people who are trying to create something great in the name of art.
Anthony Mackie (x), when asked about pushing for more diversity
I couldn’t quite hear everything he said in the internet troll voice. But this was the gist.
Anthony Mackie is a treasure unto human kind.