De Leon: The Black Panther offers subtle lesson in respect, democracy

"Wakanda forever!"

Marvel Studios has been no stranger to huge blockbuster success stories, but their most recent cinematic effort, the Black Panther, is kicking things to a whole new level.

To internalize the impact of how monumental the film is, one must #throwback and attempt to understand the experience of a race subjected to centuries-worth of oppression. It is not just another super-human story, but a subtle narrative of colonization, pilfering of traditions and resistance to forceful influences.

Since then, comic books and a number of films have become the perfect medium to ponder 'what could have beens?' In the case of Black Panther, Wakanda
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