Stan Lee’s Wise Words On Racism From 1968 Column Resurfaces After His Passing
By Yoon Sann Wong, 15 Nov 2018
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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee remains in the hearts of many worldwide despite departing at the age of 95.
This real-life superhero not only gifted the world with numerous beloved characters including ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Hulk’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Daredevil’, and ‘The Avengers’, but also proved that no role was too small through his myriad Marvel film cameos.
Lee continues to leave his mark on the world through his words of wisdom, resurfaced from one of his Stan’s Soapbox columns dated 1968. The words ring true to this day, despite being penned five decades earlier.
It begins, “Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today,” before explaining how, “unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun.”
“But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual,” Lee continues, “it’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race—to despise an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion.”
Read the full Stan’s Soapbox column below.
If you haven't seen it, this is Stan Lee addressing racism in a 1968 edition of Stan's Soapbox, after the assassinations of JFK and MLK.— Andray (@andraydomise) November 12, 2018
What an utter shame this advice holds up, word for word, 50 years later. pic.twitter.com/2zRg83QImt
[via NME, main image via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com]
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