Does anyone else think that they deliberately put Miles in a white hoodie all the time? He was wearing it for all of issue #23, and I know they’ve put him in it a bunch before. I just get the feeling that they’re purposefully (and subtly) trying to make people think of Trayvon Martin when they look at Miles.
oohh I never thought of that! Is that a bad thing tho?
I don’t see it as a bad thing, really. I think it’s an important comparison, especially given the racism that lead to Trayvon’s murder, and the really gross racism that reared it’s head in the nerd community when Miles was introduced. Like, Miles is a wonderful character, and a great hero, but walking down the street some racist jerk could decide he’s a “thug” because he’s a young black man in a hoodie. And Trayvon was a great kid with a promising future, and he could have become a hero just like Miles if his like hadn’t been cut tragically short.