Robin Quivers: Captain America’s USA

Captain America is really good. I enjoyed it, but I wonder, what happened to this America of the 40s that spawned the first avenger?

In the movie, it seems like a great place for everyone. A woman leads men in combat and even takes part in some of the fighting. Later, when Captain America puts together his own little group of commandos, the crew includes an African American and a Japanese American.

Yet, nothing is made of the unusual racial and gender make up of the team in the movie. No one even seems to notice. Some lip service is given briefly to the fact that one of the superior officers is a woman, but after she punches a recruit in the nose everyone realizes she deserves to be there and the sexist remarks end.

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