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Stan Lee’s column slams bigotry and racism in the best way possible

December 24th, 2018
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Stan Lee, who took his place in heaven at the age of 95, made a legacy all throughout the history, especially to those Marvel fans. His prominent works placed lots of respect and praises in all ages. Those commendations and appreciation towards his masterpieces don’t stop there.

Remember how Stan Lee used Marvel Column in 1968 which slams bigotry and racism in the society? Stan’s Soapbox in Marvel comics remained memorable to readers and fans. He made characters and story not just for entertainment but also a portrayal of our society which breaks the barricade of racism that teach everyone a moral lesson.

"Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today." "A story without a message… is like a man without a soul."

RIP Stan Lee #StansSoapbox pic.twitter.com/S8PvuDassx

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) November 12, 2018

Lee wrote this column during Civil Rights Movement wherein white nationalists held their rally in Charlottesville, Va., which turned into chaos due to the number of injuries and lives that were put to an end because of violence.

“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, 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. The only way to destroy them is to expose them — to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater — one who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately.”

This column had gone viral many times. It simply reminds everyone that racism will never be okay. We are all humans made in flesh and it’s not okay to discriminate everyone through facial features, gender, skin, and race.

“Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if [a] man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God–a God who calls us ALL—His children.”

The best portrayal of Stan Lee’s point of view was his characters and its stories such as X-men where no race, complexities, and gender that will hinder everyone to create good deed and diversity on earth and it simply reflects our state as human beings.

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